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Sep 04, 2018

Sep 04, 2018
Doctor preparing flu shot for child

AAP urges flu shots over nasal spray for kids when possible

Both AAP and the CDC, though, support using FluMist with the goal of optimizing vaccine coverage.

Aug 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018
Flu shot

New ACIP flu vaccine advice brings up waning-protection issue

ACIP suggests vaccination by the end of October—but the start date is less clear.

Jun 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018

News Scan for Jun 21, 2018

More suspected DRC Ebola
ACIP on flu, anthrax vaccines
US food outbreak review

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

News Scan for May 22, 2018

More Nipah in India
New CARB-X support
Cameroon monkeypox outbreak
AAP on FluMist
Pneumonia vaccine in elderly

Feb 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018
FluMist influenza vaccine

CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

After careful deliberation, experts approved the nasal-spray vaccine 12-2.

Aug 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017
Child receiving vaccine

Study: Change in inhaled flu vaccine did not help in 2015-16

Overall flu vaccine effectiveness was 48%, but a change in the 2009 H1N1 vaccine strain didn't fix the problem with the inhaled vaccine's effectiveness in children.

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.

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.

Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Studies note nasal spray vaccine failure against H1N1 flu

The initial effectiveness investigations flagged a problem with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine virus in the inhaled version and drove improvement efforts.

Jul 02, 2015

Jul 02, 2015
Vaccine vials

GSK upgrade delays supply of adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine

A recommendation for occupational use was tabled until the vaccine becomes available.

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