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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

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Feb 11, 2011

Feb 11, 2011

Study showing high effectiveness for H1N1 vaccine stirs debate

(CIDRAP News) – A recent case-control study estimates that the adjuvanted pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine used in Canada was effective 93% of the time, a substantially higher figure than seen in several other studies and one that has raised some eyebrows among other flu vaccine researchers.

Oct 28, 2010

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.

Aug 05, 2010

Aug 05, 2010

ACIP says not to use CSL flu vaccine in small children

(CIDRAP News) – Because of reports of increased fever and seizures in Australian and New Zealand children, the US government's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended today that a seasonal influenza vaccine made by CSL Ltd. should generally not be used in children from 6 months through 8 years old this fall and winter.

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