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Health authorities have not yet pinpointed the type of vaccine they want produced to combat the swine flu, the head of a major vaccine producer said. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Viehbacher at Sanofi-Aventis SA said a targeted vaccine could be available about 15 weeks after the World Health Organization issues instructions for a disease-specific vaccine, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Sanofi manufacturing facilities in the United States and France are already working...
Despite vaccines that were poor matches for flu strains in the 2004-05 season, flu shots still were effective in young children, U.S. researchers say. "These years were poor matches and fully vaccinated children were still half as likely to get the flu," Dr.
WASHINGTON - Just about everybody needs a flu vaccine - unless you're an infant or a healthy adult hermit - but far too few of the Americans who need protection the most get it.
U.S. health officials said a new flu vaccine should protect against the three main flu strains expected to cause illness this year. The U.S.
Flu shot season officially began on Wednesday, and the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention is urging a record number of Americans to be inoculated.
Newborns can be protected from seasonal flu when their mothers are vaccinated during pregnancy, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The benefits of flu shots for elderly people have been greatly exaggerated, according to researchers at Seattle's Group Health Center for Health Studies and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
European countries are facing delays and possible shortages in supplies of seasonal influenza vaccine because of problems growing a strain of virus, a British health official said on Thursday.
By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials issued guidelines on Thursday to speed development of new vaccines to fight seasonal influenza as well as a feared avian flu pandemic that could circle the globe quickly.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All children under 5 and older than 6 months should be vaccinated against influenza, a panel of U.S. vaccine advisers said on Wednesday.
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