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In a first, WHO recommends quadrivalent influenza vaccine

Sanofi has launched in India its quadrivalent influenza vaccine (FluQuadri) containing two A virus strains — H1N1 and H3N2 — and two B virus strians — Victoria and Yamagata — for active immunization of adults 18 to 64 years of age. 717 more words

Science

Pharmacies run out of flu jab vaccine amid unprecedented demand

Courier Mail Vanessa Marsh 4 June 2018

QUEENSLAND parents are struggling to find influenza vaccines for their children with a national shortage of the lifesaving jab sparked by last year’s horror flu season. 69 more words

Damn Influenza Virus

Usually I’m very good about getting vaccinated with the influenza vaccine, as well as vaccinating my children. However, this winter, life got so incredibly busy.. this was one of the tasks that fell off my to-do list. 871 more words

Breaking News: FluMist advised as a "last resort" for 2018-2019 season

In February 2018, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC voted to once again recommend use of FluMist, the nasal spray flu vaccine, for the 2018-2019 influenza season.  721 more words

Pediatrics

Large increase in demand for flu vaccine leads to rationing in Victoria

ABC News 23 May 2018

A huge increase in demand for the influenza vaccine across Australia has led to rationing in Victoria, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services has said. 112 more words

Influenza

Nasal spray flu vaccine (aka LAIV, or FluMist)

     

Influenza prevention is getting more complicated, sort of. Until 15 years ago, the only way to prevent influenza was to get a flu shot in the fall and hope it would protect you from getting the flu.   397 more words

Pediatrics

Influenza - almost gone but back again soon

This is a piece on obtaining flu vaccines in pharmacies and other non-physician’s office locations.  As you can see, I’m in favor…

This year’s influenza season was a long and hard one. 903 more words

Pediatrics