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First Wave Of Flu Season Causes Widespread Infection Rates

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:03

The first wave of flu season leaves the pediatric death toll at four, as H1N1 remains a common strain in widespread infection in 10 states.

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How A Flu Vaccine Caused Narcolepsy In Children

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:00

Stanford study reveals how the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix caused narcolepsy in children and adolescents by triggering an autoimmune brain disorder.

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New York City Board Of Health Unanimously Approves Mandatory Flu Shots For Children Under 5

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:19

The New York City Board of Health voted on Wednesday to approve a proposed requirement that all children under the age of 5 receive seasonal flu shots.

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Utah Mom Claims Flu Shot Killed Her Healthy Teenage Son

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:43

Chandler Webb, 19, died about a month after receiving a standard flu shot, and his mother is certain the vaccination caused her son's death.

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Creating A Universal Flu Vaccine: Inhibiting Aspects Of Immune Response Allows Vaccine To Target Multiple Strains

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 18:01

In an effort to create a universal flu vaccine, scientists have discovered that inhibiting some aspects of the immune response allowed the vaccine to create antibodies that target proteins shared by every strain.

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More Children Than Ever Getting Flu Vaccines, CDC Says

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:12

The CDC's latest report shows that flu vaccine coverage is on the rise, most notably among children.

Universal Flu Vaccine Five Years Away--Maybe

A Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Just 5 Years Away

By | Mon, 09/23/2013 - 12:38

A universal flu vaccine could save millions of lives around the globe.

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Should You Get The Influenza Vaccine This Year?

By | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 13:43

As this year’s influenza vaccines are becoming widely available in the next few weeks, it’s important to get your flu shot early on in the season.

Sequestration Forces U.S. Air Force To Cut Civilian Flu Shots

U.S. Air Force Cuts Civilian Flu Shots As Sequestration Squeezes Health Budget

By | Sat, 09/14/2013 - 17:53

The U.S. Air Force says it won't offer free flu vaccinations to its civilian workforce this year, as the service shifts budgetary priorities due to sequestration cuts.

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Flu Shot Is Effective, Despite Circulation Of Flu Strain And Related Skepticism

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 13:16

A review of over 40 years of data shows that even if the yearly flu shot is not well-matched to the circulating strain, it is still effective in prevention.

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Universal Flu Vaccine Research Bearing Fruit; Forget The Yearly Shot

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 14:45

By creating a completely artificial flu-like structure, researchers are on their way to reducing yearly flu shots to just once in a lifetime.

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Novartis Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Approved by FDA

By | Wed, 11/21/2012 - 09:43

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Novartis' seasonal influenza vaccine Flucelvax.

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Flu Shot May Protect People From Heart Attack, Stroke

By | Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:36

The flu shot not only protects people from influenza but can also reduce risk of dying from other underlying health complications like strokes and heart attacks.

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New Swine Flu Variant Detected in Canada

By | Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:54

A new variant of the swine flu virus that caused a 2009 pandemic has been detected in Canada.