News & Perspective

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.

Feb 07, 2014

Feb 07, 2014

News Scan for Feb 07, 2014

MERS case in UAE
Canadian H5N1 gene analysis
N95 respirators and bacterial infections
2014 ACIP recommendations

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.

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