Zika virus vector vaccine protects the mother and the offspring in the mouse model
A vector vaccine against Zika virus based on the measles vaccine virus protects pregnant mice and their offspring against Zika virus infection and disease. At the same time this vaccine elicits an immune response against the measles virus comparable with that of the conventional measles vaccine.
Availability of flu vaccines - report possible bottlenecks to the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut online
The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, has been offering an online form for reporting suspected bottlenecks to vaccines since 10 October 2018 at www.pei.de/lieferengpaesse-verbrauchermeldung. We are currently calling on health professionals and consumers to let us know via this form if a flu vaccine is not available. The PEI can thus gain insights into which regions are facing bottlenecks for influenza vaccines.
The influenza vaccination is a life saver – German Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn visiting the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Vaccinations against influenza represent the most effective protection from an infection against this dangerous virus. The statutory German health insurance companies have now taken to bearing the costs for tetravalent influenza vaccinations for risk groups. On the occasion of the influenza vaccination season, which has just started, Jens Spahn is visiting the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut to inform himself on site on the marketing authorisation and on batch release tests that serve to ensure the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccines.