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Oct 29, 2010

Oct 29, 2010

Study shows benefits of FluMist in school flu vaccine clinics

(CIDRAP News) – School-based flu vaccines that target children with inhaled flu vaccine can head off infections and provide herd immunity even during seasons when circulating flu strains don't match the vaccine strains, a new study found.

Oct 29, 2010

IOM report airs lessons of H1N1 vaccination campaign

(CIDRAP News) – A workshop summary released today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offers a wide range of observations and suggestions about what worked well and not so well during the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination campaign—a complex, months-long operation with a cast of thousands.

Oct 28, 2010

Oct 28, 2010

First clinical trial results for norovirus vaccine outlined

(CIDRAP News) – In the first clinical trial of a norovirus vaccine—in which volunteers were deliberately exposed to the common gastrointestinal virus—the inoculation reduced participants' risk of illness by 47%, according to results released recently by LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Oct 28, 2010

CDC sees smooth road so far for flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – In a flu vaccine update at a federal advisory meeting today, officials with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said early signs suggest flu vaccine uptake in children is on par with last year and that enhanced monitoring for narcolepsy and seizures has turned up no signals of trouble.

Oct 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

FDA issued $18.5 million in food protection grants in past year

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration announced today that it gave state and local governments 84 grants totaling $18.5 million in the past year to help them prepare for and respond to foodborne disease outbreaks and threats to the food supply.

Oct 27, 2010

CDC advisors recommend steps to fill pertussis vaccine gaps

(CIDRAP News) – A federal vaccine advisory group today approved recommendations to fill some gaps in pertussis vaccination as a way to further protect babies who aren't yet fully immunized.


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