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Pertussis and Influenza Vaccination Among Insured Pregnant Women - Wisconsin, 2013-2014.

On February 22, 2013, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) revised recommendations for vaccination of pregnant women to recommend tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) during every pregnancy, optimally at 27-36 weeks of gestation, to prevent pertussis among their newborns. 174 more words


Discovery points to a new path toward a universal flu vaccine

(Rockefeller University 2 July 2015) The conventional flu vaccine requires annual shots to protect against only a few specific strains. However, researchers at Rockefeller University and their colleagues have shown that by including modified antibodies within the vaccine it may be possible to elicit broad protection against many strains simultaneously. 15 more words


Vaccine delay to cause horror flu season, say experts

News.com.au Damon Guppy June 26, 2015

DISEASE experts are warning of a horror flu season ahead with cases at a 15-year high because of the vaccine delay. 91 more words

Clinical Pathology

2014/2015 flu season worst since 2009 pandemic

This year’s flu season is turning out to be one of the deadliest on record, according to new government health statistics.

Over 560 Canadians have died and more than 7,400 have been hospitalized as a result of the influenza virus during the 2014/2015 flu season which ends in August. 255 more words


Alberta's flu-related deaths surpass 100 this season

WATCH ABOVE: It’s a deadly milestone that hasn’t been seen in nearly 20 years in Alberta. There have been more than 100 flu-related deaths this season. 344 more words


Aust team targets single flu shot for life

The Sydney Morning Herald May 14, 2015

Australian researchers have been part of a discovery that could lead to a single-shot flu vaccine offering protection for life. 92 more words


Fluvax given to children under-five despite ban, prompting warning by Australia’s chief medical officer

Herald Sun Lucie Van Den Berg 7 May 2015

NINE Australian children have been given a flu vaccine banned in children under five because it can cause fever and febrile convulsions.  59 more words