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Flu Shots

  • Higher-Dose Flu Shot Decreases Hospitalization of Older Nursing Home Residents
    In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of high dose flu vaccine, researchers found that shots with four times the strength of standard flu shots significantly reduced the risk of being hospitalized during the influenza season. There was a 1.2 percent ...More
    October 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • GSK Begins Shipping 2015-16 U.S. Flu Vaccines
    GSK announces that it has begun shipping FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers, following licensing and lot-release approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. “To help ...More
    July 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Sanofi Pasteur Ships First 2015-2016 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Doses in U.S.
    Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that its first doses of Fluzone® (Influenza Vaccine) for the 2015-2016 influenza season have been released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for shipment. This represents the first of more than 65 ...More
    July 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Despite What You've Heard, Kids with Egg Allergies Should Get the Flu Shot
    It’s the time of year when people start to think about getting their flu shot. If you have a child with egg allergies you may have been told they shouldn’t get the shot because of a possible reaction to the trace amounts of egg in the vaccine. Not true, says the ...More
    September 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccine for Expectant Moms a Top Priority
    Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness. “Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care,” says Edward McCabe, MD, March of ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Take Your Best Shot at Avoiding the Flu This Season
    Everyone knows that the best way to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. But a trip to your physician every autumn for the vaccination can help you avoid much more than the dreaded flu bug. “At the doctor’s office, the focus is on you and what is ...More
    September 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Physicians Miss Opportunities to Offer Flu Shots
    Physicians should make a point of offering a flu vaccine to their patients, and a simple reminder could considerably reduce the number of racial and ethnic minorities who currently do not vaccinate themselves against this common contagious respiratory illness. This ...More
    August 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • GSK Begins Shipping 2014-15 U.S. Flu Vaccines
    GSK announced today it has begun shipping FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT (influenza vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers.  This is the first shipment of GSK’s U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu season, following licensing and lot-release approval from the U.S. ...More
    July 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccines in Schools Limited by Insurer Reimbursement
    School-based influenza vaccine programs have the potential to reach many children at affordable costs and with parental support, but these programs are limited by low rates of reimbursement from third-party payers, according to recently published study results by ...More
    May 20, 2014 Posted in News
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