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A cell-based vaccine protected about 10% better than a standard vaccine but not a high-dose version.
Prior vaccination did not reduce the subsequent season's vaccine effectiveness in children 2 to 17 years old.
Save for the 2009-10 pandemic, the season was the worst in recent years.
Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.
The experts also called for 3 new pandemic candidate vaccine viruses.
Coverage in kids 4 and younger was 67.8% last season, down 2.2 percentage points.
The risk of getting the flu climbs about 16% every 28 days after vaccination.
Both AAP and the CDC, though, support using FluMist with the goal of optimizing vaccine coverage.
ACIP suggests vaccination by the end of October—but the start date is less clear.
Influenza illnesses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment.
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