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Dec 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013

News Scan for Dec 12, 2013

Mandatory HCP vaccinations
NYC flu vaccine mandate
Lyme carditis and death

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

Sep 09, 2013

Sep 09, 2013

News Scan for Sep 09, 2013

Possible MERS drug treatment
DTaP vaccination and pertussis risk
H5N1 hurts Nepal economy
Polio efforts in Nigeria

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 20, 2013

Jun 20, 2013
An FDA laboratory worker injects an influenza virus into an egg, where it will grow before being harvested.

ACIP recommends flu vaccine option for those with egg allergies

Vaccine advisors today voted in favor of recommending a newly approved recombinant flu vaccine for adults who have an egg allergy.

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).

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