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Nov 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Nursing students

Health worker firings spark debate on mandating flu vaccine

Mandating the vaccine is not supported by solid evidence, some experts say.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Flu shot

Officials highlight flu vaccination gaps, progress ahead of season

Coverage in adults over 50 increased, but immunization reached only 46.8% of the US population.

Sep 28, 2017
Gloved hand and research vial

WHO swaps out H3N2, B strains in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

The changes will not be reflected in the vaccine used in the upcoming Northern Hemisphere season.

Sep 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study signals association between flu vaccine, miscarriage

Women who had received 2 straight H1N1-containing vaccines had a higher rate of miscarriage.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

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.

Jun 28, 2017

Jun 28, 2017
Microneedle flu vaccine patch

Microneedle flu vaccine patch passes phase 1 trial

The patch produced a strong immune response and was well tolerated in 50 volunteers.

Apr 04, 2017

Apr 04, 2017
Boy getting flu shot

Study: Vaccine halves risk of death from flu in kids

Vaccine effectiveness was 65% in preventing deaths in healthy children and 51% in high-risk kids.

Mar 02, 2017

Mar 02, 2017
Syringe and vial

WHO swaps H1N1 for 2017-18 flu vaccine, recommends 2 new H7N9 viruses

The new H1N1 strain mirrors the change the WHO made last September for the Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine.

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