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2010-01-12 13:31:10

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will examine its handling of the H1N1 pandemic after accusations by some politicians that it exaggerated the dangers of the virus under pressure from drug companies, Reuters reported. WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a news briefing that the United Nations health agency will review the way it dealt with the outbreak of swine flu once the pandemic has subsided. "Criticism is part of an outbreak cycle. We expect and indeed welcome criticism and...

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2010-01-04 13:04:33

After buying more doses than needed and announcing plans to sell surplus stock, the French government fought off criticism on Monday that it had poorly planned its swine flu vaccine program, AFP reported. Some 94 million doses of the vaccines for the A(H1N1) virus were purchased by French officials, as they were expecting to provide its population with two doses each, but only five million people have been vaccinated and one dose has been found to be sufficient. After several opposition...

2009-12-28 14:43:00

Department of Health Urges All Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has allocated a total of 4,003,100 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Pennsylvania to date, the state Department of Health said today. The vaccine has been distributed to 2,405 certified providers, local health departments, and state health centers. The Department of Health will offer H1N1 vaccination clinics at...

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2009-12-23 06:25:00

Despite the fact that at least 60 million Americans have been vaccinated against the swine flu, a number of people are still skeptical about the safety of the swine flu vaccine and hesitant to have their children inoculated, researchers said on Tuesday. A poll was taken last week of 1,637 people aged 18 and older, after 100 million vaccine doses became available, reported Reuters. Around 60 percent of parents polled said they intend to have their children vaccinated and 79 percent of adults...

2009-12-09 19:29:22

American adults are not being vaccinated against the seasonal flu any more often than they were last year, despite increased public discussion of the importance of influenza vaccines resulting from the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 virus, according to a new RAND Corporation study. As of the middle of November, about 32 percent of all U.S. adults and 37 percent of adults recommended to receive a flu vaccination had been inoculated against the seasonal influenza, according to the study....

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2009-11-24 12:52:40

The WHO said on Tuesday that GlaxoSmithKline recalled a batch of swine flu vaccine in Canada after a number of severe allergic reactions surfaced, The Associated Press reported. The recall was issued after reports that one batch of the swine flu vaccine might have caused more allergic reactions than normal, according to company spokeswoman Gwenan White. White said GlaxoSmithKline advised health care professionals not to use the batch while health authorities investigate. However, the batch in...

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2009-11-19 13:10:00

Radical measures, such as quarantines, are not likely to contain the H1N1 swine flu from infecting larger numbers of the world's population, experts said Thursday. China first announced that its drastic measures had been successful in suppressing the virus, however it now admits that the outbreak is larger than official numbers reveal. The nation has reported an official tally of almost 70,000 reported cases of the H1N1 influenza, with 53 deaths. In the US, millions have been reported ill...

2009-11-19 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunization with either live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, also known as FluMist®), or trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV), appears to offer a protection (~ 45%) against the novel A/H1N1 virus, the cause of the present influenza pandemic. However, the benefit was largely attributed to the youngest age group. The finding emerges from an evaluation of medical encounters and seasonal influenza immunization of U.S....

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2009-11-10 08:31:23

GlaxoSmithKline announced on Tuesday that they are giving 50 million doses of the swine flu vaccine to the World Health Organization, who will then give the medicines to developing countries in need. The British pharmaceutical company has partnered with WHO and other health establishments to get the shipments of the H1N1 vaccine into the mail before December, they said in a statement. "GSK is committed to supporting governments and health authorities around the world in their efforts to...

2009-11-06 14:16:00

Board of Trade Concerned for Workforce Health and Economic Implications WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-five percent of the adult population in the Greater Washington, DC region say they will not get the H1N1 flu vaccine, according to a new poll commissioned by the Greater Washington Board of Trade. The poll, conducted by Washington, DC-based Clarus Research Group and sponsored by Tatum LLC, found that more than one-third of parents with children living at home do...


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