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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.

Sep 17, 2010

Sep 17, 2010

VAERS study finds H1N1 vaccine safety similar to seasonal vaccines'

(CIDRAP News) – The 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine generated more adverse-event reports than recent seasonal flu vaccines, but this was probably due in part to heavy publicity, and the vaccine's safety profile appears similar to that of seasonal vaccines, according to a new analysis by federal scientists.

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