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Oct 24, 2013

Oct 24, 2013
Flu shot in elderly

Early results in large trial affirm high-dose flu vaccine for seniors

Sanofi says high-dose Fluzone is 24% more effective at preventing flu in elderly.

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013

News Scan for Oct 23, 2013

Meningococcal vaccine option for babies
Drug-resistant bacteria in the ICU

Aug 05, 2013

Aug 05, 2013
Child awaits vaccination

Quadrivalent flu vaccines coming; companies cite good demand

Comments from industry, public health, and providers on the debut of a new flu vaccine.

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

Vaccine advisors see little benefit for second Tdap dose

A working group for a vaccine advisory board recommended against a second dose of Tdap vaccine for teens, citing lack of a booster effect.

Feb 21, 2013

Feb 21, 2013

CDC midseason check finds scant flu vaccine effect for seniors

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza vaccine over the past few months has provided moderate protection overall but didn't have a significant impact on protecting seniors, a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed today.

Feb 01, 2013

Feb 01, 2013

CDC: Pandemic vaccine prevented 1 million cases, 300 deaths

(CIDRAP News) – The influenza vaccine that was developed to fight the 2009 pandemic saved roughly 300 lives and prevented about 1 million illnesses and 6,000 hospitalizations, or under 3% of the estimated total burden in each category, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jan 02, 2013

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