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2014-08-28 12:29:21

Vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and more available every day at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy(®) and MinuteClinic(®) have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month. Because people's immune systems weaken as they age, it is important that adults ages 65 years and older...

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2014-08-20 03:00:11

Group Health Research Institute Both mother and fetus are at increased risk for complications of flu infection during pregnancy. And prenatal care providers say they’re advising women to get the flu vaccine, in line with recommendations from various organizations. But many pregnant women don’t understand the importance of this advice—and don’t get the vaccine. Robert Arao, MPH, a biostatistician at Group Health Research Institute, did a statewide survey—the first of its...

2014-08-13 23:11:33

Cases of whooping cough are at epidemic proportions. To help increase vaccination rates, Journeyworks Publishing is offering health educators a timely set of educational materials focused on vaccines and other tips for staying healthy. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 At a time when whooping cough is sweeping through California and rates are on the rise throughout the nation, health professionals need to sound the alarm about the importance of vaccinations. August is National...

2014-08-13 16:26:23

- Study Demonstrates Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine 24.2 Percent More Effective Than Standard-Dose Fluzone Vaccine in Preventing Influenza in Adults 65 Years of Age and Older - LYON, France, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine published positive results from a large-scale, multi-center efficacy trial, which found that Fluzone(®) High-Dose (Influenza Vaccine)...

2014-07-22 08:32:20

- Largest U.S. influenza vaccine supplier, providing broad product portfolio, will distribute at least 65 million doses to help protect people across multiple age groups against the virus this season - SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the first lots of Fluzone(®) (Influenza Vaccine) for the 2014-2015 influenza ("the flu") season have been released by the U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-07-02 16:24:52

-- The Novartis influenza vaccine portfolio in the US includes Flucelvax® and Fluvirin® CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the US market for the 2014-2015 season. Novartis plans to ship a minimum of 30 million doses of vaccines (Flucelvax(®) [Influenza Virus Vaccine] and Fluvirin(® )[Influenza Virus Vaccine]) to the US market in advance of the peak of influenza season....

2014-06-16 08:29:05

First-ever Platform to Deliver Highly Accurate, Molecular Results in Under 15 Minutes WALTHAM, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Alere(TM) i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less...

2014-06-09 23:06:34

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professional market research report on "Global Influenza [Flu] Vaccine Market Trends and Opportunities 2014-19" Market Analysis and Overview. Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 With the advancement in technology and discovery of new products in the field of medical sciences, vaccines have gained a crucial position in the pharmaceutical industry. Vaccines are considered as the most effective health intervention ever developed, saving...

2014-05-09 19:01:15

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute A protein called SOCS4 has been shown to act as a handbrake on the immune system's runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimizing the impact of flu pandemics. Scientists from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have found that without SOCS4 the immune response to influenza infection is slowed and there is a vast increase in the number of damaging inflammatory molecules in the lungs. This flood of inflammatory...

2014-05-06 04:22:59

High level of vaccination, and low level of flu, among seniors NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last winter's flu season was fairly typical of other winters over the last decade, with the prevalence of the flu and the number of people who had flu shots both fairly close to the averages for that time period. The effectiveness of flu vaccines also seems to have been fairly typical. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of...


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