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Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Vaccine older patient

ACIP gives nod to new shingles vaccine, 3rd MMR dose for outbreaks

Panel gives a preference to Shingrix and recommends MMR for mumps outbreaks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mar 01, 2012

Mar 01, 2012

FDA clears first quadrivalent flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved the first quadrivalent influenza vaccine, an inhaled live attenuated influenza vaccine developed by MedImmune and modeled after its FluMist product.

The vaccine includes a second influenza B strain, which is designed to broaden protection against circulating strains. MedImmune plans to have the quadrivalent vaccine ready for the 2013-14 flu season.

Feb 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012

Reports detail risk of seizures in kids after flu vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – A recent set of articles in Vaccine has confirmed previous preliminary reports that young children who received influenza shots in the 2010-11 flu season had a slightly increased risk of a febrile seizure after vaccination, especially if they received a new pneumococcal vaccine at the same time.

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