Tag Archives: Vaccine

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of… Read More »

Who guidelines for flu vaccine

Influenza circulates continuously, causing seasonal epidemics in temperate regions and year-round epidemics in some tropical regions. Influenza viruses are continuously changing, necessitating annual change in vaccine strains to better match with currently circulating influenza strains globally. Influenza A viruses may also cause pandemics characterized by rapid dissemination of a new, virulent influenza A subtypes to… Read More »

BCG vaccine helps fight infections by boosting immune cell production

By Layal Liverpool BCG vaccine (red, lower left) infecting a human white blood cell (green)NIBSC/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) tuberculosis vaccine boosts the production of immune cells, which may explain why it can protect newborn babies from dying of sepsis. Previous studies have shown that BCG vaccination can protect newborns against a broad… Read More »

J&J tracks the path to a COVID-19 vaccine in new online news series

What will it take to develop a vaccine for COVID-19? Johnson & Johnson is taking viewers behind the scenes with an original online video series. Beginning Tuesday, producer and journalist Lisa Ling will host a program titled, “The Road to a Vaccine.” Each 30-minute show will air live online on Tuesdays on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and… Read More »

WuXi Biologics doubles down on Ireland, will build vaccine plant there

WuXi Biologics last year selected Europe for its first manufacturing site outside of China. It turns out it likes its Ireland location so much that its vaccine JV will build a plant next door.  WuXi Vaccines last week won approval to build a 15,520-square-meter, three-story vaccine manufacturing facility next to where it is building its… Read More »