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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.

Feb 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018
Flu vaccine production

WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine

One of the changes involves H3N2, a move that will likely not solve egg-adaptation problems, an expert says.

Feb 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018
FluMist influenza vaccine

CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

After careful deliberation, experts approved the nasal-spray vaccine 12-2.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Flu shot

US study finds 36% flu vaccine protection, 25% against H3N2

Protection is 36% overall, 25% against H3N2, 67% against H1N1, and 42% against flu B.

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Baby boy on oxygen

Study shows youngest kids most at risk of flu death

A probe of child flu deaths over 6 seasons found vaccination gaps and a somber reminder that even healthy kids can succumb.

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