The seasonal flu campaign in England continues to achieve one of the highest uptakes rates in the 65 and over age group in Europe.
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Full flu vaccination provided an approximate 50 percent reduction in laboratory-confirmed influenza among children aged 6 and 59 months.
The number of flu cases have increased in New Mexico and surrounding states in recent weeks.
Experts say further study of past pandemics key to bird flu or other influenza preparedness.
Carrington Laboratories an innovator in nasal vaccine delivery technology, said flu vaccines delivered nasally have been shown to provide immunity both locally in the nasal passages and also systemically as the vaccine penetrates the nasal mucosa.
Advances in pandemic influenza vaccine development reported encouraging progress.\n
Alerting the international community to the needs of developing countries to benefit from sharing virus samples, including access to quality pandemic vaccines at affordable prices.
Nasal spray flu vaccine Flumist reduces the influenza "attack rate" in children by 55 percent when compared with a group of children who received the traditional flu shot in the arm or thigh.
Developing a seasonal influenza surveillance program to monitor the transmission, severity, and progression of the seasonal outbreak of influenza in Dallas county.
State health officials are reminding parents that the best protection against the flu is vaccination.
The N1 protein in the seasonal flu vaccine shot can trigger an antibody response to avian flu virus of H5N1.
The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the County's second and third cases of hospitalized influenza, an infant and a child.
The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends influenza immunization among United States health care workers
Collaborating to make influenza information available to Minnesotans with limited English skills.
British authorities are still trying to determine the source of the outbreak at a farm in Suffolk, England.
The Washington State Department of Health is launching a new effort this week to educate and inform people about pandemics.