Flu Shots

  • 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
    1 week ago 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
  • Study Shows Flu Vaccine Reduced Children's Risk of Intensive Care Unit Flu Admission by Three-Fourths
    Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child’s risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE) against flu ...More
    March 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • Self-Administration of Flu Vaccine with a Patch May be Feasible, Study Suggests
    The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited in the metropolitan Atlanta area, ...More
    February 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • What Convinces College Students to Get Flu Vaccines? Money and Peers, Economists Say
    Almost every college student knows that getting sick while at school will have negative effects on their grades and social life. So then why do so many students forgo flu vaccinations that are readily available at almost every college health center? With the help of a ...More
    February 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • It's Still Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine
    Meant to get vaccinated in the fall to ward off the flu, but somehow didn’t get around to it? Think it’s too late to get vaccinated now? Not so. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), vaccinations can be protective as long as flu viruses are circulating. And ...More
    February 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • Text Messaging Boosts Flu Vaccine Rates in Pregnant Women
    A study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health evaluated the impact of text messaging reminders for influenza vaccine in a low-income obstetric population. The findings showed that sending text messages to this population of women resulted in an uptick in ...More
    January 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Egg-Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot
    All children should have flu shots, even if they have an egg allergy, and it’s now safe to get them without special precautions. This finding is from the latest update on the safety of the flu vaccine for allergic patients, published in the October issue of the Annals of ...More
    October 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccination Coverage on the Rise but Health Officials Urge Continued Vigilance
    More children than ever are getting vaccinated to protect against influenza, according to new data announced by U.S. health officials at a news conference today held by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). But this news is not slowing down health experts’ ...More
    September 26, 2013 Posted in News
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