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Latest Influenza vaccine Stories

2013-09-24 23:34:54

Immunize El Paso ramps up effort to raise influenza immunization rates. El Paso, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 This fall, Immunize El Paso is slated to visit over 200 schools, community centers and outreach partners throughout the area with one goal in mind – prevent influenza. The vaccination group is focusing on target populations that are especially susceptible to catching the flu, particularly children, people with medical conditions and everyone over 65 years of age. “We feel it...

2013-09-24 16:25:55

Jewelry Hygiene: how your jewelry could be making you sick NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans die as a result of foodborne illnesses alone. When factoring in the cases of illness from viruses and flu related sickness, these numbers grow exponentially. From constant hand washing and sanitizing to flu shots, the American public...

2013-09-24 10:47:36

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Boston University, in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), have found evidence of the H1N1 influenza vaccine's safety during pregnancy. The national study, which was launched shortly after the H1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009, is summarized in two companion papers published online on September 19 in the journal Vaccine. "The overall results of the study were quite...

2013-09-23 23:00:16

Heritage Woods of Rockford, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, will host a flu shot clinic on Oct. 17. The community in Winnebago County, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Heritage Woods of Rockford, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is partnering with the Winnebago County Health Department to host a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 17. The community, which is located...

2013-09-23 16:23:37

The makers of FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) and star of the hit show "Tia & Tamera" launch national campaign to encourage busy Americans to make time for an annual flu vaccination GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MedImmune Specialty Care division of AstraZeneca (MedImmune Specialty Care) announced it has joined with actress Tia Mowry to raise awareness about the importance of an annual flu vaccination. To kick-off the campaign,...

Universal Flu Vaccine
2013-09-23 13:30:01

[ Watch the Video: From Pandemic To A Universal Flu Vaccine ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at the Imperial College London are getting closer to developing a universal flu vaccine after using the 2009 pandemic as a natural experiment. The team wrote in the journal Nature Medicine that they collected blood samples in 2009 when the swine flu pandemic was getting underway. These volunteers who donated their blood also reported any symptoms they...

2013-09-21 00:20:06

This discovery gives hope for a more effective and cheaper treatment strategy to millions worldwide suffering from chronic infectionsSingapore, Sept 21, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A recent discovery by scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), in close collaboration with researchers at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), provides hope for a new personalised treatment strategy that could use a patient's own blood to treat the infection....

2013-09-19 23:01:11

New film “Bought” being produced by Jeff Hays and directed by Bobby Sheehan answers this question and uncovers the hidden facts about vaccinations. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Jeff Hays today announced that filming is underway on the new documentary – Bought. A new crowd funding campaign at indiegogo.com has an early trailer. Bought is a film dedicated to uncovering, exposing and highlighting the facts all individuals have a right to know. “We already live in a...

2013-09-19 15:45:00

Last spring a deadly new avian influenza ("bird flu") strain called H7N9 hit China. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, along with seven other Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), will take part in studies to test vaccines to protect against the possibility of a bird flu pandemic. "It is difficult to predict whether the H7N9 virus will cause a pandemic, but there is great concern that the H7N9 virus may gain the ability to transmit easily from person-to-person. If that...