Cuba integra en dosis única vacuna pentavalente .


Cuban vaccines. There is a new one pentavalent in one shot.

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19 de Julio del 2010 15:55:07 CDT
Científicos cubanos integraron en una dosis única la vacuna pentavalente contra la difteria, tétanos, tos ferina, hepatitis B y Haemophilus influenzae tipo B, anunciaron este lunes medios de prensa.
Los cientificos cubanos actualmente trabajan en varias vacunas terapéuticas contra la hepatitis C, en fase de estudio clínico, hepatitis B y otra contra el cáncer de próstata, actualmente en fase uno.
Cuba Integrates Single Dose of Pentavalent Vaccine
Pediatricians praise pentavalent vaccine, question cost
Lowering the number of injections may increase the number of children vaccinated, but experts worry that inadequate reimbursement levels could stall widespread use.
By Victoria Stagg Elliott, amednews staff. Dec. 9, 2002.
Kids can expect fewer vaccine shots in the future.

The new formula involves savings for the institution, because now only one bulb is used for each dose, whereas before four were needed; besides, no additional manipulation is required.
By Roberto Hernandez / redaccion@ahora.cu / Monday, 19 July 2010 11:28

Cuban scientists integrated a single dose pentavalent vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough: English variant for Tosferina), hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B.

Registered by Quality Control Center of Medicines, the preparation is suitable for its application throughout the country, said Luis Herrera, director of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB for its Spanish acronyms) in the central city of Santa Clara, more than 270 kilometres east from Havana.

The new formula involves savings for the institution, because now only one bulb is used for each dose, whereas before four were needed; besides, no additional manipulation is required.

It also reduces storage costs and side effects; said Herrera was quoted by the newspaper Granma.

The expert announced that the institution is working on several therapeutic vaccines for hepatitis C, current clinical study, hepatitis B and other prostate cancer, currently in phase one.

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With the promised, year-end introduction of a vaccine to include antigens for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and hepatitis B, doctors will be able to reduce the number of injections their youngest patients must endure in a single visit.

The pentavalent vaccine, which insiders expect to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this month, will be manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and is expected to be the first of an increasing number of vaccines that protect against five and even six diseases.

“It’s less painful for the child. It is less stressful for the medical staff that is administering the vaccine, and it’s less stressful for the parent who’s watching it,” said Edgar Marcuse, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Experts say multivalent vaccines may increase vaccination rates and make parents more willing to let children get all the shots they need in one visit, rather than scheduling multiple appointments, which can lead to late vaccinations.

“I’m excited about it,” said Robert Yetman, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. “If the number of vaccines we are currently giving patients is a reason for some parents to avoid getting their children immunized, then this will help eliminate this roadblock to improving our immunization rates.”

Vaccines with antigens for five or six diseases are already in widespread use around the world. But in the United States no currently available vaccine includes more than three. Still, as much as physicians say multivalent vaccines are a significant step in the right direction, there are many concerns that reimbursement issues may impact the number of doctors who administer the new vaccine. [...]

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