Hurley described another big advantage of the investigational vaccine, in addition to its almost-too-good-to-be-true efficacy: the fact that, unlike Zostavax, it's not a live-virus vaccine
Health professionals have always known of an inherent risk of polio from live-virus vaccine
It is interesting that differences on the levels of IgG antibodies to BRSV were found for Balb/C and C57BL/6 mice when using both Quil A and Live-virus vaccine
Jonas Salk produced an injectable, killed-virus vaccine; Albert Sabin promoted an oral, live-virus vaccine
The FDA has not approved this live-virus vaccine
for use in pregnant women and immunocompromised persons, including transplant recipients and persons receiving corticosteroid therapy.
A: Simple, says Thomas Mack: "This is the single most dangerous live-virus vaccine
Because the immune systems of HIV-positive people may not be able to fight off the effects of active pathogens, doctors say they should never get a live-virus vaccine
This live-virus vaccine
may be given any time after the first birthday.
While the current flu shot, made from a killed virus, is about 70 percent effective, researchers hope the live-virus vaccine
will provide a more ``well- rounded, robust immunological response and afford better protection,'' said Dr.
ACAM2000 is a live-virus vaccine
indicated for active immunization against smallpox.
He advises waiting 2 years before immunizing patients with live vaccines such as MMR--the only live-virus vaccine
shown to be safe for this patient group.
The currently licensed smallpox vaccine is a live-virus vaccine
related to smallpox (Variola) virus; there is no smallpox virus in the vaccine.