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Feb 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Vaccine research

NIAID releases strategy toward universal flu vaccine

It includes a profile of what such a vaccine would accomplish and the different research areas needed.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Sep 18, 2013

Sep 18, 2013
Influenza vaccination

NIH to test H7N9 vaccines with adjuvants

Clinical trials will test a candidate vaccine for H7N9 flu in varying doses, some with immune boosters.

Aug 17, 2011

Aug 17, 2011

Study: Varied prime-boost flu vaccine combos protect toddlers

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists have found an answer to a nagging question about how best to protect children under age 3 against influenza, reporting that any combination of injected or nasal-spray vaccines, given in any order, yields similar protective antibody responses in the recommended two-dose prime-boost strategy.

Jan 14, 2011

Jan 14, 2011

Antibodies from H1N1 patients raise hope for more versatile flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers reported this week that a set of antibodies derived from 2009 H1N1 influenza patients showed an ability to react with a number of other flu strains, strengthening hopes that it will eventually be possible to create a broadly protective flu vaccine.

Dec 13, 2010

Dec 13, 2010

Some older asthma patients may need high-dose H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – A standard dose of H1N1 influenza vaccine appears to work well in people who have asthma, but older patients with severe asthma may need a higher dose, a government-sponsored trial has shown.

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