News of Note—Heat-stable TB shot, measles outbreak and more

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Here is some other vaccine news of note for the week:

> Scientists have started phase 1 testing of ID93, a freeze-dried, temperature-stable recombinant tuberculosis vaccine candidate developed at the Infectious Disease Research Institute. NIH release

> The number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington has grown to 36, as health officials have declared a state of emergency and are urging immunization. NPR article

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> A new poll by South Nassau Communities Hospital showed that parents are aware of the HPV vaccine but that some have no plans—or are unsure—whether they’ll have their children immunized. Newsday article