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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.

Aug 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018
Flu shot

New ACIP flu vaccine advice brings up waning-protection issue

ACIP suggests vaccination by the end of October—but the start date is less clear.

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018

Flu in kids is associated with asthma treatment failure

Influenza illnesses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment.

Feb 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Vaccine research

NIAID releases strategy toward universal flu vaccine

It includes a profile of what such a vaccine would accomplish and the different research areas needed.

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