News & Perspective

Jun 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014
Syringe and vials

CSL studies shed light on 2010 flu vaccine seizures

Vaccine strains overstimulated some kids' immune systems, and CSL said it has taken steps to reduce the risk.

Dec 26, 2013

Dec 26, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 26, 2013

H7N9 cytokine findings
Health provider H1N1 alert
H5N2 in China chickens
Flu on South African ostrich farms
Testosterone and vaccine response

Jul 30, 2010

Jul 30, 2010

FDA approves flu vaccines as first doses ship

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved the upcoming season's influenza vaccines, as four manufacturers announced they are starting to ship their first vaccine lots.

Today's approval announcement applies to six manufacturers that are making seasonal flu vaccines for the US market. This year's vaccine includes three strains:

Apr 23, 2010

Apr 23, 2010

Australia probes seasonal flu vaccine reactions in children

(CIDRAP News) – Australia's chief medical officer asked providers to stop giving children under age 5 the seasonal flu vaccine made by CSL Ltd after receiving reports of fever and convulsions in kids in Western Australia who had recently been immunized.

Nov 18, 2009

Nov 18, 2009

House committees probe pandemic vaccine decisions

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials, along with representatives from four vaccine companies, appeared before two US House of Representatives committees today to answer questions about why the nation hasn't stretched scarce pandemic vaccine supply with adjuvants and if a more federally directed distribution system might help vaccine get to more high-risk patients.

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