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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....

2009-12-07 14:24:00

Infection with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, causes more life-threatening complications than seasonal flu in children with sickle cell disease, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The findings, to be presented on Dec. 7 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, warn parents and caregivers that such children are more likely to need emergency treatment and stays in an intensive-care unit. The researchers analyzed the records of 118 children with sickle...

2009-11-23 15:45:52

RSV found to cause far more emergency department visits and hospitalizations than seasonal flu Influenza, particularly H1N1, has understandably captured the attention of public health officials, the media and the public. However, an analysis from Children's Hospital Boston, based on patients seen in its emergency department (ED) during several recent flu seasons, shows that another virus "“ respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) -- takes a substantially greater disease toll among young...

2009-11-16 17:08:41

Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have found that previous influenza infections may provide at least some level of immunity to the H1N1 "swine" flu." The question we asked was, "Is the swine flu more like the seasonal flu or like a totally new strain of influenza where there would be no immunity?," said Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., an internationally recognized vaccine expert and director of the La Jolla Institute's Center for Infectious Disease. "What we have...

2009-10-19 08:15:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Novel H1N1 influenza has raised parents' awareness and concern about seasonal influenza, increasing the likelihood that they will get their children vaccinated compared to past years, according to a recent national survey commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Yet, while mothers view seasonal flu vaccine as safe and effective, significant barriers remain, causing some to leave their children unprotected. Based...

2009-10-16 14:31:00

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Delays in shipments from vaccine manufacturers will force the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin to suspend its seasonal flu vaccination clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090303/CG78204LOGO-b) The Shoo the Flu & Pneumonia Too! clinics will be suspended after Monday, Oct. 19. The clinics will resume as soon as additional vaccine arrives. "We are confident that in time we will...

2009-10-15 10:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that its seasonal flu shot clinics will run through October 22, in light of manufacturer delays in delivery of seasonal flu vaccine affecting all health care providers. However, MinuteClinic will continue to administer seasonal flu vaccines at its 500 locations in 25 states throughout the flu season with the supply of vaccine replenished as frequently as possible. (Logo:...

2009-10-13 14:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: In a major effort to help prevent the seasonal flu, The Clorox Company will host a free flu clinic at the South Central Family Health Center (SCFHC) in South Central Los Angeles. The event is part of the company's national effort, Pon el Virus de la Gripe Fuera de Accion (Take the flu virus out of action). This seasonal flu vaccination event is open to the entire...

2009-10-08 11:00:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER / BOOTH #616 - T-System, Inc., the nation's leading provider of emergency department (ED) clinical documentation solutions, today announced that its latest content update for its T SystemEV® electronic Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) incorporates the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of H1N1, as well as the seasonal flu, for both...

2009-10-06 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the first doses of the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine being shipped and seasonal flu shots underway, people should be getting vaccinations when they can for these flu viruses, said Sharon Stanley, Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Dealing with the flu is a three-step process: Get vaccinated, stop the spread with basic hygiene and stay home if sick," Stanley said....


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