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2009-10-21 06:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) and Xcellerex, Inc. have entered into a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of Novavax's vaccine manufacturing process to commercial scale and begin immediate production of Novavax's novel 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine for potential commercial sale. Earlier this week, Novavax launched a two-stage, 4,000-patient clinical study of its H1N1 flu vaccine in Mexico to support...

2009-10-20 18:13:00

CNA's Planned Oct. 30 Strike is About Contract Negotiations, Not H1N1 Preparedness SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) is engaged with hospitals and state and local public health officials in a voluntary statewide effort to ensure that all hospital workers -- including registered nurses -- are vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. "Hospital caregivers are on the front lines in responding to the H1N1 pandemic," said CHA...

2009-10-19 17:18:00

PSAs Offer Vital Information for Adults, Children in English, Spanish Versions SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As preparations for the H1N1 flu season kick into high gear, California's community hospitals have launched a statewide public education and media campaign. The California Hospital Association (CHA) has produced a series of public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at educating all Californians about the signs and symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus, and...

2009-10-16 18:47:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday that tests are being conducted to determine if three pigs from the Minnesota State Fair in August are the first confirmed cases of the Novel H1N1 virus in the U.S. swine herd provides an opportunity to stress three important messages: Regardless of the outcome of the tests, you cannot get the H1N1 flu from eating pork. Pork and pork products remain safe to eat and handle....

2009-10-16 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is attributed to J. Patrick Boyle, President and CEO, American Meat Institute: "USDA has confirmed that hogs at the Minnesota State Fair may have screened positive for the novel H1N1 virus. USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories expects to have confirmatory results within the next few days. This event is not unexpected given that much like humans, hogs can contract influenza viruses. Experts have said...

2009-10-16 14:31:00

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Delays in shipments from vaccine manufacturers will force the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin to suspend its seasonal flu vaccination clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090303/CG78204LOGO-b) The Shoo the Flu & Pneumonia Too! clinics will be suspended after Monday, Oct. 19. The clinics will resume as soon as additional vaccine arrives. "We are confident that in time we will...

2009-10-15 10:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that its seasonal flu shot clinics will run through October 22, in light of manufacturer delays in delivery of seasonal flu vaccine affecting all health care providers. However, MinuteClinic will continue to administer seasonal flu vaccines at its 500 locations in 25 states throughout the flu season with the supply of vaccine replenished as frequently as possible. (Logo:...

2009-10-13 10:23:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: International SOS, the world's leading provider of medical assistance and international healthcare, and provider of pandemic information and planning services to more than 350 leading companies around the world: Keynote Speaker: Myles Druckman, MD - disease outbreak and pandemic specialist Moderator: Tim Daniel - corporate pandemic planning expert WHAT: A Webinar, open to the public and media, to discuss: Vaccines: Why are they...

2009-10-12 10:43:00

MIAMI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AvMed Health Plans announced that it will cover H1N1 flu administration fees for all of its fully insured members. Co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles will not apply for administration of the H1N1 vaccine even if they have a benefit plan that does not include immunizations. "AvMed is committed to the health and well-being of our members and we want to ensure that the H1N1 national emergency vaccination effort goes as smoothly as possible," said Kirk...

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2009-10-07 13:16:53

In an effort to ease public fears about the new H1N1 flu vaccine, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that the vaccine was the safest way to avoid the virus. "We know it's safe and secure," Sebelius said during appearances on morning talk shows. "The vaccination is being made exactly the same way seasonal flu vaccine has been made year in and year out," she told Good Morning America on Tuesday. "The adverse effects are minimal compared to what can happen...


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