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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.

Apr 03, 2017

Apr 03, 2017
Prenatal visit

Study: Pertussis shot in pregnant moms protects newborns

The vaccine offers strong protection to infants, especially during the first 2 months of life.

Feb 07, 2017

Feb 07, 2017
HPV vaccine

AAP on teen vaccines: Optimize uptake, address hesitancy

Healthcare providers need to offer vaccines and address vaccine hesitancy whenever possible, the AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases says.

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.

Jun 24, 2015

Jun 24, 2015
Young adult being vaccinated

ACIP endorses individual choice on meningitis B vaccine

ACIP stops short of recommending routine use of group B vaccine in young people.

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.

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.

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