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2007-09-25 12:00:00

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.

2006-06-29 07:45:00

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.

2006-03-02 16:39:06

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.

2006-02-22 14:30:00

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.

2006-02-13 19:15:00

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said on Monday he is ready to make use of a special measure to grant vaccine makers immunity from liability from lawsuits over pandemic flu vaccines.

2005-11-22 06:47:12

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ordered doctors on Tuesday to restrict influenza vaccinations to people aged over 65 and other vulnerable groups as fears over bird flu sparked a run on its emergency reserve.

2005-11-22 06:34:57

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ordered doctors on Tuesday to restrict influenza vaccinations to people aged over 65 and other vulnerable groups as fears over bird flu sparked a run on its emergency reserve.

2005-09-30 19:14:15

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are investigating if a Sanofi-Aventis meningitis vaccine may have caused five cases of a rare neurological disorder that can paralyze its victims, the government announced on Friday.

2005-08-12 13:53:30

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. nursing homes must vaccinate all their patients against the flu and pneumonia starting this fall or risk being kicked out of the Medicare and Medicaid programs under a new plan made public on Friday.


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