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Oct 06, 2010

Oct 06, 2010

Trial answers some, not all, questions on cell-based flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – A new report says that a cell culture derived influenza vaccine and a conventional egg-based vaccine both proved effective in a large international clinical trial, offering support for those who contend that cell-based vaccines should become an important part of flu vaccine supplies in coming years.

Sep 21, 2010

Sep 21, 2010

Study on flu shots and heart-attack risk questioned

(CIDRAP News) – A case-control study using records on tens of thousands of people in the United Kingdom suggests that influenza vaccination reduces the risk of heart attack in people older than 40, but other researchers who have studied the benefits of flu immunization have raised doubts about the findings.

Aug 05, 2010

Aug 05, 2010

ACIP says not to use CSL flu vaccine in small children

(CIDRAP News) – Because of reports of increased fever and seizures in Australian and New Zealand children, the US government's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended today that a seasonal influenza vaccine made by CSL Ltd. should generally not be used in children from 6 months through 8 years old this fall and winter.

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