News & Perspective

Apr 23, 2010

Apr 23, 2010

H1N1 LESSONS LEARNED Pandemic underscored influenza's unpredictability

Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of articles reviewing the world's experience with pandemic H1N1 influenza and what we've learned in the past year. Look for further installments in the days to come.

(CIDRAP News) – A year's experience with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has underscored the endless unpredictability of flu.

Apr 19, 2010

Apr 19, 2010

Reports support usefulness of school-based flu vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – Some reports released during the National Immunization Conference this week support the idea that school-based influenza vaccination programs are a workable way to get flu doses into the arms and noses of more school children faster.

Apr 06, 2010

Apr 06, 2010

Analysis finds Ontario's universal flu vaccination policy cost-effective

(CIDRAP News) – An analysis of Ontario's universal flu vaccination program, which targets free flu vaccine for anyone over 6 months old, is cost-effective and may be an attractive option for other provinces and countries that have single-payer health systems, researchers reported today.

Mar 24, 2010

Mar 24, 2010

As H1N1 vaccinations taper, CDC lists changes in distribution

(CIDRAP News) – With the H1N1 vaccination program winding down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday announced distribution system changes that will result in slower vaccine deliveries starting Apr 1.

Mar 03, 2010

Mar 03, 2010

ACIP silent on high-dose flu vaccine for elderly

(CIDRAP News) – The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), at a meeting last week, heard a report about the high-dose influenza vaccine that was recently approved for people 65 and older but voiced no preference for its use in that age-group.

Feb 24, 2010

Feb 24, 2010

ACIP recommends annual flu shots for almost all

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of the H1N1 influenza pandemic, the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today took the long-discussed step of recommending seasonal flu immunizations for nearly everyone, leaving out only small babies.

Feb 04, 2010

Feb 04, 2010

Report: Efforts needed to boost adult immunizations

(CIDRAP News) – One third of US adults aged 65 and older are not vaccinated against pneumonia, according to a national report that describes them as representative of millions of adult Americans who are vulnerable to diseases that can be forestalled by vaccines.

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