flu vaccine Stories
- A flu shot does more than protect pregnant women from illness; it also saves infants from dying in the womb.
- The NIH issued a new five-year plan today that will include striving to deliver longer survival for cancer patients and new flu and HIV vaccines, among other goals.
- Scientists still don't know if two commonly-used flu drugs -- Roche's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline's Relenza -- really work in seasonal or pandemic flu outbreaks and say robust clinical trials are urgently needed to find out.
- 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.
- Stanford study reveals how the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix caused narcolepsy in children and adolescents by triggering an autoimmune brain disorder.
- 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.
- 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.
Creating A Universal Flu Vaccine: Inhibiting Aspects Of Immune Response Allows Vaccine To Target Multiple StrainsIn 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.
- The CDC's latest report shows that flu vaccine coverage is on the rise, most notably among children.
- A universal flu vaccine could save millions of lives around the globe.
- 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.
- 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.