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Nov 13, 2006

Nov 13, 2006

CDC launches late-season flu vaccination push

(CIDRAP News) – Although 77 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have already been delivered this fall, distribution delays have left some providers empty-handed, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to intensify its message on the benefits of late-season vaccination.

Oct 18, 2006

Oct 18, 2006

CDC puts flu vaccine supply at 115 million doses

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today increased its estimate of the flu vaccine supply for this season but said many healthcare providers don't have their full supply yet because of distribution issues.

Aug 28, 2006

Aug 28, 2006

Experts critique state pandemic plans

(CIDRAP News) – Now that most states have issued preliminary or final plans for dealing with pandemic influenza, a group of experts who looked at the public health strategies in the plans has given them a mixed review.

Jun 29, 2006

Jun 29, 2006

CDC recommends flu shots for more toddlers

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials have made it official that toddlers aged 2 through 4 years should be immunized against influenza each year, adding millions of people to the groups included in flu vaccination recommendations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its annual flu prevention and control recommendations online yesterday as a lengthy early-release article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006

Pandemic planning puts ethics in spotlight

(CIDRAP News) – When vaccine supplies are limited, should children, young adults, or seniors move to the front of the line for shots? Is it appropriate to remove one person from a ventilator to put somebody else on the machine?

Mar 01, 2006

Mar 01, 2006

Two new strains to be used in 2006-07 flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Global and US health authorities have recommended two new influenza virus strains for use in the flu vaccine for the 2006-07 season.

Feb 23, 2006

Feb 23, 2006

ACIP endorses flu shots for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds

(CIDRAP News) – A federal advisory committee recommended yesterday that children aged 2 through 4 and their household contacts and caregivers get annual influenza shots, a move that increases the number of people included in official flu-immunization recommendations by more than 16 million.

Feb 13, 2006

Feb 13, 2006

CDC wants more healthcare workers to get flu shots

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new recommendations last week in an effort to push the percentage of healthcare workers who receive influenza shots above the 40% range, where it has been stalled for years.

Jan 26, 2006

Jan 26, 2006

Record flu vaccine supply expected next season

(CIDRAP News) – An influenza vaccine conference in Atlanta this week brought predictions of a record supply of flu vaccine next year and talk of extending vaccination recommendations to include children between the ages of 2 and 6.

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