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Aug 18, 2010

Aug 18, 2010

Pharmacy chains poised for universal flu vaccination push

(CIDRAP News) - With seasonal flu shots already available in many pharmacies and their in-store clinics, retail chains are retooling their marketing plans to include the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) new recommendation for universal flu vaccination.

Aug 06, 2010

Aug 06, 2010

Shelf life for remaining H1N1 vaccine to be shortened

(CIDRAP News) – About 16 million remaining doses of monovalent 2009 H1N1 vaccine made by Sanofi Pasteur and packaged in multidose vials will expire sooner than expected, but expiration dates have not yet been determined, federal health officials and the company said today.

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.

Apr 26, 2010

Apr 26, 2010

H1N1 LESSONS LEARNED Vaccine production foiled, confirmed experts' predictions

Second in a series marking the 1-year anniversary of novel H1N1 pandemic influenza. The first, on the virus itself, appeared Apr 23.

Apr 23, 2010

Apr 23, 2010

H1N1 LESSONS LEARNED Pandemic underscored influenza's unpredictability

Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of articles reviewing the world's experience with pandemic H1N1 influenza and what we've learned in the past year. Look for further installments in the days to come.

(CIDRAP News) – A year's experience with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has underscored the endless unpredictability of flu.

Apr 06, 2010

Apr 06, 2010

Analysis finds Ontario's universal flu vaccination policy cost-effective

(CIDRAP News) – An analysis of Ontario's universal flu vaccination program, which targets free flu vaccine for anyone over 6 months old, is cost-effective and may be an attractive option for other provinces and countries that have single-payer health systems, researchers reported today.

Mar 24, 2010

Mar 24, 2010

As H1N1 vaccinations taper, CDC lists changes in distribution

(CIDRAP News) – With the H1N1 vaccination program winding down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday announced distribution system changes that will result in slower vaccine deliveries starting Apr 1.

Feb 04, 2010

Feb 04, 2010

Report: Efforts needed to boost adult immunizations

(CIDRAP News) – One third of US adults aged 65 and older are not vaccinated against pneumonia, according to a national report that describes them as representative of millions of adult Americans who are vulnerable to diseases that can be forestalled by vaccines.

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