SmartCare Family Medical Centers kicks off its flu shot season Oct. 1.
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FDA approved Afluria, an additional seasonal influenza vaccine for the immunization of people ages 18 and older.\n
Each year, seasonal flu kills approximately 36,000 people in the United States, most over age 70.Yet little is known about the benefit of influenza vaccine in older seniors. Randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials involving seniors have not been large enough to reveal how well the vaccine can prevent death in this age group.
A consortium of experts in the field of human virus research and vaccine development have joined forces to develop a novel pandemic influenza vaccine as a potential emergency vaccination.
This bird flu testing device would enable field workers to conduct rapid testing of avian flu on-site.
FDA approved expanding the population for use of the nasal influenza vaccine FluMist to include children between the ages of 2 and 5.
Data shows alarmingly low influenza vaccination rates in both adults and children.
The influenza A flu virus does not lie dormant during summer but migrates globally and mixes with other viral strains before returning to the Northern Hemisphere as a genetically different virus
FDA Approves Expanded Label for FluMist to Include Children Two to Five Years of Age. Flumist is the first and Only Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine for Young Children in U.S. Available for 2007-2008 Flu Season.
Sanofi pasteur's new investigational H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine achieved a high immune response at the lowest dose of H5N1 antigen reported to date.
Sinovac Biotech has commenced vaccination of volunteers for its Phase II clinical research study of its pandemic influenza H5N1 vaccine.
Children under the age of 5 who receive an annual flu shot have a greatly reduced risk of needing to see their doctor.
HHS is making available another $75 million to states, territories and four metropolitan areas to help strengthen their capacity to respond to a pandemic influenza outbreak.
European Commission was informed by the German authorities of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a duck farm in Bavaria.
Advanced supply contracts to provide the vaccine for a possible flu pandemic were awarded by the Department of Health to pharmaceutical company GSK and Baxter Healthcare.
This shortcoming could pose serious health risks in event of pandemic flu.
Preparing vaccines and therapeutics that target a future mutant strain of H5N1 influenza may be possible.
AlphaVax announced posiive results from Phase I clinical trial of an influenza vaccine.
Residents of Fairfax County soon will receive a reference guide "Caring for Yourself and Others: Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza".
Federal government has made major strides in preparedness for a pandemic.
This flu vaccine is intended to provide protection against all 'A' strains of the virus that causes human influenza, including pandemic strains.
The effort to find preserved samples of the 1918 influenza virus has been a pursuit of both historical and medical importance.
The European Commission has been informed of new suspected cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds.