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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.

Jul 29, 2010

Jul 29, 2010

CDC launches universal flu vaccination recommendation

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today endorsed its vaccine advisory group's recommendation for universal influenza immunization, as public health groups prepare to shift gears from pushing the pandemic H1N1 vaccine to drawing the public's attention to the new seasonal flu vaccine advice.

Jul 22, 2010

Jul 22, 2010

ACIP report fine-tunes anthrax vaccine recommendations

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new details about recommendations its vaccine advisory group made in February for Americans who receive anthrax shots.

Jun 24, 2010

Jun 24, 2010

CDC advisors tweak seasonal flu vaccine advice for young kids

(CIDRAP News) – Aiming to close some of the gaps in protection against the pandemic H1N1 virus expected to circulate this fall, a federal vaccine advisory group today recommended that children aged 6 months to 9 years who haven't received at least one dose of monovalent pandemic vaccine receive two doses of the upcoming season's trivalent vaccine.

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