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Jun 28, 2012

Jun 28, 2012

Healthcare reform ruling called good for immunizations

(CIDRAP News) – Today's historic US Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the 2010 healthcare reform law provides an important boost for preventive health services, including immunizations, public health and medical groups said in praising the ruling.

Jun 20, 2012

Jun 20, 2012

CSL says flu vaccine components led to kids' seizures

(CIDRAP News) – Australia's CSL Biotherapies said today that viral components of its Fluvax seasonal flu vaccine led to the unexpected rise in febrile seizures in young Australian children during the 2010 flu season.

Jun 20, 2012

ACIP reviews flu vaccine efficacy and safety, tweaks dosing for kids

(CIDRAP News) – The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vaccine advisory group today heard the latest information on flu vaccine effectiveness and safety and updated its recommendation on the number of flu vaccine doses children under age 9 should receive.