Flu vaccine scarce at pharmacies
P.E.I. pharmacies say they are running out of the flu vaccine. Two weeks ago, the Department of Health provided pharmacies with 4,500 vaccine doses. Now those are almost all gone, says Erin MacKenzie, executive director of the P.E.I. Pharmacists Association.
Flu Vaccine: Give It A Shot?
EUGENE, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is launching a big campaign to raise immunization rates in Lane County; in particular, the flu vaccine. It wants to raise it from the current 38% for adults to 50%. Doctors say this ambitious goal couldn’t have come at a better time. They are predicting this flu … Continue reading »
Delay in Flu Vaccine Production Impacts Area Hospitals and Doctors
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A delay in production of the flu season has impacted area hospitals and doctors. Mercy pediatrician Dr. Don Sponenberg said shipment delays in this year's flu vaccine this year is significant. "We've had delays before, but not this deep into the year," said Sponenberg. These delays have Sponenberg concerned. "When the actual flu hits our community and that can be a problem in ...
Flu or Ebola? US hospitals prepare for a confusing season
After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the United States, health authorities are bracing for a new battle: flu season. The end of October marks the start of influenza season, bringing with it the predictable sniffles, sneezes, fever and aches that can extend well into the spring months. First is the Ebola epidemic in West Africa that spilled into the United ...
Why Flu Strikes in Winter
Indeed, you may have already gotten your yearly flu shot in preparation for the season. In the United States, flu activity typically picks up in the fall, and peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies suggest that under cold, dry conditions, flu virus particles can remain in the air for longer periods of time and travel longer ...
Flublok® Influenza Vaccine Now Approved for Adults Ages 18 and Older
FDA has approved Flublok influenza vaccine for all adults aged 18 years and older, granting approval for use in people 50 and older under the accelerated approval of biological products regulations, 21 CFR 601.40-46. Flublok is the only licensed flu vaccine that is made using modern recombinant technology and the only flu vaccine that is 100% egg-free and highly purified. It also contains ...
Australia's CSL Wants to Make Your Flu Shots
Melbourne's CSL, a major supplier of flu vaccine in Australia, is buying Novartis's flu vaccine business for $275 million. The deal makes CSL the world's No. 2 supplier of flu vaccine, after Sanofi Pasteur