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Aug 18, 2011

Aug 18, 2011

CDC updates flu vaccination recommendations

(CIDRAP News) – With shipments of influenza vaccine for the upcoming season arriving at healthcare providers' offices, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released its advisory group's latest recommendations, which have a few changes that apply mainly to younger children and people who have egg allergies.

Jun 24, 2011

Jun 24, 2011

ACIP likely to OK flu shots for egg-allergic patients

(CIDRAP News) – The federal government's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) yesterday approved a statement that says injected influenza vaccines are safe for people who have a mild egg allergy, provided they are observed afterward for any reactions, but the statement is not yet official policy.

May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011

FDA approves Sanofi's intradermal flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Sanofi Pasteur's intradermal influenza vaccine, which involves a shallow needle prick into the skin instead of deep into muscle tissue, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company announced today.

Apr 18, 2011

Apr 18, 2011

Children's flu vaccinations starting earlier, slumping late

(CIDRAP News) – Children have been getting influenza vaccinations in greater numbers and earlier in the season in recent years, but parents have not responded to efforts to extend the flu vaccination season into January and February, according to an analysis of millions of health insurance claims.

Feb 23, 2011

Feb 23, 2011

ACIP urges pertussis vaccination for health workers

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of a bad year for pertussis (whooping cough) in 2010, the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended today that healthcare personnel (HCP) get vaccinated against the disease and that employers should foot the bill.

Oct 29, 2010

Oct 29, 2010

IOM report airs lessons of H1N1 vaccination campaign

(CIDRAP News) – A workshop summary released today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offers a wide range of observations and suggestions about what worked well and not so well during the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination campaign—a complex, months-long operation with a cast of thousands.

Oct 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

CDC advisors recommend steps to fill pertussis vaccine gaps

(CIDRAP News) – A federal vaccine advisory group today approved recommendations to fill some gaps in pertussis vaccination as a way to further protect babies who aren't yet fully immunized.

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