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Nov 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016
Child flu vaccination

Study: Flu vaccine doesn't prevent missed school days

The study finds the flu vaccine did not reduce school absenteeism in kids 5 to 17.

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Flu shot

US officials hope for improved flu vaccine uptake

Experts hope the lack of a nasal-spray vaccine doesn't dampen recent advances in kids.

Sep 29, 2016
Australia from space

WHO switches H1N1 in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

This is the first change of the H1N1 strain since the pandemic virus became a seasonal flu strain.

Aug 04, 2016

Aug 04, 2016
Flu shot

Study says vaccine slashes older people's risk of flu hospitalization

Protection against hospitalization for influenza was 57% and varied little among all age-groups, even in those 75 and older.

Jul 27, 2016

Jul 27, 2016
Flu vaccination

Flu vaccine may reduce diabetics' cardiovascular events

Type 2 diabetes patients who were vaccinated had a 30% lower risk of hospitalization for stroke and a 22% lower risk for heart failure.

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
Nasal spray flu vaccine

ACIP recommends against inhaled flu vaccine for next season

In an emotional vote, CDC advisors recommend against using the nasal spray vaccine.

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
Woman receiving flu vaccine

Studies say flu vaccine helps pregnant women, heart failure patients

Flu vaccination during pregnancy lowered the risk of acute respiratory infections more than 60%.

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
Flu vaccine syringe

Study: Flu vaccine efficacy can wane over single season

The efficacy of the flu shot in 2007-08 waned over the season but remained high.

Apr 07, 2016

Apr 07, 2016
Syringes

Review shows persistently low flu vaccine protection against H3N2

Protection for H3N2 was 33%, for B strains it was 54%, and for 2009 H1N1 it was 61%.

Apr 05, 2016

Apr 05, 2016
Flu shot

Study: Prior-year vaccination cut flu vaccine effects in 2014-15

Those vaccinated 3 years in a row appeared to fare the worst in 2014-15 against H3N2 flu, but experts say it's still beneficial to get a flu shot each year.

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