Latest Influenza vaccine Stories

2013-11-19 12:53:20

U-M researchers find state’s immunization registry can be used to spur parents of children with chronic illness to get vaccinated during pandemic A new University of Michigan study found that the state immunization registry – the public health database that tracks vaccinations– can be an effective tool to encourage influenza vaccinations during a pandemic. U-M researchers collaborated with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to evaluate a statewide influenza...

2013-11-18 23:19:07

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: China Human Vaccine Industry Report, 2012-2015. London (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 In the wake of China's economic growth and enhanced disease prevention awareness, Chinese human vaccine market has been expanding. In 2012, Chinese human vaccine market valued RMB10.5 billion with the lot release quantity of roughly 773 million person-portions. Restricted by China's national conditions and policies, EPI vaccines still...

Princeton University Students To Get Imported Meningitis Vaccine
2013-11-18 07:16:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small, but worrisome meningitis outbreak that has affected several people at Princeton University has left school health officials looking for a vaccine that is not available in the United States. On November 10, 2013, a seventh student this year fell ill from bacterial meningitis at Princeton, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH). The meningitis has been identified as “Type B,” which is not covered by a...

2013-11-15 23:23:59

Convenience was identified by 90% of surveyed pharmacists as the main benefit to getting flu shots at a local retail pharmacy. 44% saw no drawbacks to pharmacists providing flu shots. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 InCrowd, the only provider of real time market intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, has released data indicating a potential increase in flu shots provided by local retail pharmacists. 90% of the surveyed pharmacists identified convenience as the main benefit...

2013-11-14 13:29:06

Health care providers debate over mandatory flu shots for hospital staff Should flu vaccines be mandatory for health care workers? That's the question raised this week in the British Medical Journal to two researchers, including Penn Medicine's Amy J. Behrman, MD, in a "Head to Head" piece that argues both sides of the debate. Behrman, the medical director of Occupational Medicine Services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and associate professor of Emergency Medicine in...

2013-11-14 12:18:28

When patients in the emergency department (ED) are diagnosed with influenza by means of a rapid test, they get fewer unnecessary antibiotics, are prescribed antiviral medications more frequently, and have fewer additional lab tests compared to patients diagnosed with influenza without testing, according to a new study. Published online in the Journal of the Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Society, the findings suggest that diagnosing influenza with a rapid diagnostic test leads to more...

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