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Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Syringe in flu vaccine vial

Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

Jan 07, 2019

Jan 07, 2019
Child receiving flu shot

Review shows flu shot bests FluMist against H1N1 in kids

For the flu shot, effectiveness was 67%, and for FluMist it was a not-significant 20%.

Dec 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018
Flu shot in older man

Study: Cell-based flu vaccine just a bit better than egg-based

A cell-based vaccine protected about 10% better than a standard vaccine but not a high-dose version.

Oct 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018
Flu shot

Study: Kids' flu vaccine protection not reduced by prior vaccination

Prior vaccination did not reduce the subsequent season's vaccine effectiveness in children 2 to 17 years old.

Oct 26, 2018
Flu vaccination

Review of severe 2017-18 flu season shows drop in vaccination

Save for the 2009-10 pandemic, the season was the worst in recent years.

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Pregnancy checkup

Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018
Egg-based flu vaccine

WHO changes 1 strain for egg-based Southern Hemisphere 2019 flu vaccines

The experts also called for 3 new pandemic candidate vaccine viruses.

Sep 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018
Child receiving flu shot

CDC notes flu vaccine uptake down a bit in young kids

Coverage in kids 4 and younger was 67.8% last season, down 2.2 percentage points.

Sep 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018
Child getting flu shot

Study: Flu vaccine protection starts to wane within weeks

The risk of getting the flu climbs about 16% every 28 days after vaccination.

Sep 04, 2018

Sep 04, 2018
Doctor preparing flu shot for child

AAP urges flu shots over nasal spray for kids when possible

Both AAP and the CDC, though, support using FluMist with the goal of optimizing vaccine coverage.

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