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New 'super vaccines' for flu season as docs hope to cut deaths

Sydney Morning Herald 17 April 2018

Authorities hope a new and improved vaccine, plus two new “super vaccines” will help Australia avoid a repeat of last year’s record flu season. 79 more words

Forensic Pathology

365 days of gratitude

A text last week alerted me to the arrival of flu vaccines at my GP.

I made an appointment for this morning, got the jab, sat reading for the required 20 minutes afterwards just in case I had an allergic reaction then got on with my day. 18 more words

Health

When Children Die

Like many other people from Ottawa, I have been very much affected over many years by the courage of Jonathan Pitre, who passed away on Wednesday evening. 614 more words

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Administration of influenza vaccines to egg allergic recipients: A practice parameter update 2017

Source: Administration of influenza vaccines to egg allergic recipients: A practice parameter update 2017

Conclusion

There is strong evidence that egg allergic individuals can safely receive IIV or LAIV if the latter vaccine is recommended for use once the concerns regarding efficacy have been resolved. 161 more words

Medical News

3 Simple Questions to Determine Whether It Is A Cold Or The Flu

Influenza (flu) cases in the US this season may have peaked in February, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now warning that a different strain of influenza virus (influenza B) is being reported more frequently than the strain (influenza A) that caused so many illnesses this flu season. 687 more words

NFID

2 Weeks Off Methotrexate OK for Flu Vaccine

Immunogenicity improved with no increase in RA disease activity

Stopping methotrexate for 2 weeks after the administration of flu vaccine led to improved immunogenicity without increasing disease activity among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a prospective Korean study showed. 697 more words

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