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2013-11-21 15:43:44

Study shows that seasonal flu escapes immunity with single amino acid substitutions Scientists have identified a potential way to improve future flu vaccines after discovering that seasonal flu typically escapes immunity from vaccines with as little as a single amino acid substitution. Additionally, they found these single amino acid changes occur at only seven places on its surface – not the 130 places previously believed. The research was published today, 21 November, in the journal...

2012-12-10 04:21:32

BLUE BELL, Pa., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) reported interim results of a phase I trial that showed that a single dose of its H1N1 universal SynCon® flu vaccine followed with a dose of a seasonal flu vaccine generated protective immune responses in 40% of trial subjects compared with a 20% response rate in elderly patients who received the seasonal flu vaccine alone. This interim data is a significant step in developing a more effective flu...

2012-2013 Flu Strain Vaccinations Get Approval By The FDA
2012-08-15 09:50:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A US federal regulator has issued approvals for the 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccines on Monday. The vaccines are based on strains currently circulating the world, including the same H1N1 “swine flu” strain from the past two years, and also two new strains for viruses that we have no protection against. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccines for all six manufacturers licensed to produce and...

2012-03-08 11:59:16

Predictors of seasonal influenza vaccination among health-care workers in hospitals: A descriptive meta-analysis A belief that the seasonal flu jab really works is far more likely to sway healthcare professionals to get vaccinated than the potential to protect at risk patients from infection, finds research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Healthcare systems in many developed countries have struggled to persuade clinicians on the frontline to have the seasonal flu...

2011-09-14 10:33:00

ADDISON, Texas, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The flu season is in full swing, and health officials predict this year's outbreak of seasonal influenza to be stronger than usual. To help protect against this highly contagious illness, Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., is offering seasonal flu vaccines at more than 310 medical centers across the country. Seasonal influenza, or the flu, is an extremely contagious respiratory infection and often includes symptoms like high fever,...

2011-01-07 00:00:44

As the UK combats this years' outbreak of seasonal flu and the winter bug season continues to take its toll, local NHS members behind the Give Soap a Chance campaign are urging the public to remain vigilant and to remember the importance of washing their hands properly. (PRWeb UK) January 6, 2011 As the UK combats this years' outbreak of seasonal flu and the winter bug season continues to take its toll, local NHS members behind the Give Soap a Chance campaign are urging the public to...

2010-12-19 00:26:20

PicMed of Oklahoma is announcing a new "Pic Your Price" program for seasonal flu shots. From November 29th through December 31st, patients can visit any PicMed location and name their price for seasonal flu shots based on their budgetary limitations. This community service is in response to the difficult choices many Oklahomans face when choosing preventative medical care for their families. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 PicMed of Oklahoma is announcing a new "Pic Your Price"...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

Influenza cases are now being reported in Palm Beach County by MD Now Urgent Care Centers. In response to this recent increase in cases, MD Now Urgent Care is providing $10 seasonal influenza vaccine's for its patients. Seasonal Flu shots are being given on a walk-in basis at all MD Now Urgent Care Center locations throughout Palm Beach County, Florida, including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens urgent care...

2010-11-10 12:25:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H1N1 flu hospitalization rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indian/Alaska Natives were nearly two to one higher than rates for Whites during the 2009-2010 flu season, according to a new report, Fighting Flu Fatigue, from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH). At the same time, both H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination rates were lower for African Americans and Hispanics than for Whites. (Logo:...

2010-09-20 18:54:03

Vaccination important to combat flu-related neurological complications A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu. The most common complications observed were seizures and encephalopathy. Full details of the study, the most extensive evaluation of neurological complications following H1N1 flu in children, are published in the September issue of...