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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.

Nov 18, 2014

Nov 18, 2014

Flu Scan for Nov 18, 2014

Global flu activity
H5N8 outbreak in UK
New H5N1 death in Egypt
LAIV uptake in children

Nov 07, 2014

Nov 07, 2014
Young girl receiving nasal flu mist

CDC: Intranasal flu vaccine didn't shield kids from H1N1 last season

Experts were surprised to find that the effectiveness of FluMist fell short in this age-group.

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014

News Scan for Aug 14, 2014

Pneumonia vaccine for seniors
MRSA colonization sites
LAIV in kids
More uses for fecal transplants

Jul 29, 2014

Jul 29, 2014

US flu vaccine supply expected to top 150 million doses

Producers recently began shipping doses of a US supply that has more quadrivalent products in the mix this year.

Jun 25, 2014

Jun 25, 2014
Nasal spray flu vaccine

ACIP cites preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine for young

In a rare move, CDC advisors gave a nod to nasal spray over shots for kids 2 to 8.

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