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Flu vaccine four times more effective if given in morning - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The flu vaccine is four times more effective if given in the morning, scientists have discovered, a finding which could help prevent the deaths of thousands of people each year.

NIH study finds factors that may influence influenza vaccine effectiveness

National Institutes of Health (press release) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The long-held approach to predicting seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness may need to be revisited, new research suggests.

SEEK, hVIVO invest £14M to create universal flu vaccine joint venture

FierceBiotech - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
SEEK Group and hVIVO (LON:HVO) have teamed up to create Imutex, a startup with a Phase IIa-ready universal flu vaccine and plans to advance a Zika virus shot into the clinic.
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Race for universal flu vaccine gathers pace

Financial Times - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
In anticipation, the World Health Organisation convenes meetings each February and September to recommend which strains of influenza to include in seasonal vaccines, based on the viruses circulating around the world at the time. Candidate vaccines are ...
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Despite waning efficacy, influenza vaccine protects throughout season

Healio - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Vaccination appeared to remain efficacious throughout an influenza season, despite a modest decrease of the inactivated influenza vaccine's efficacy over time, according to data recently published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Trivalent flu vaccine may fall by the wayside

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The trivalent flu vaccine may fall by the wayside as consumers take up the new quadrivalent vaccine, say two key players in the push to bring pharmacist vaccination to Australia.
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Global Influenza Vaccine Market 2016 Research, Clinical Analysis & Forecast 2024 (blog) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Influenza-Vaccine A market study based on the “Influenza Vaccine Market” across the globe, recently added to the repository of QY Market research, is titled 'Global Influenza Vaccine Market 2016'. The research report analyzes the historical as well as ...

Kalorama: Late Flu Season Impacts Vaccine Orders, Sales

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
NEW YORK, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's flu season started later than it has during the previous three flu seasons, according to Kalorama Information, slightly affecting growth in vaccine sales. The healthcare market research firm studies ...
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Flu Vaccines Might be Aiming at the Wrong Target, Study Shows - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
A new study may help explain why flu vaccines work so poorly. It finds that when testing how well an experimental new vaccine works, researchers may be looking in the wrong place - or at least they're not looking in all the places they should.

Flu jab is a must for cancer patients

Independent Online - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Durban - With the annual flu season blowing in from the cold, both young and old with compromised immunity due to ill health should have the flu vaccine, as should those who live with or care for them. This week Cansa's Professor Michael Herbst warned ...

Study: Flu vaccine efficacy can wane over single season

CIDRAP - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) efficacy waned in younger adults yet remained fairly high over a flu season, while live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) efficacy did not wane, according to a study yesterday in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Nakuru residents to get Influenza vaccine

K24 TV - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Nakuru county in collaboration with the National government will carry out a massive vaccination exercise against Influenza A and B that has so far killed more than 40 children at the Nakuru County Referral and General Hospital. County Health Executive ...

Court Says Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Hospital Worker Does Not Violate Title VII

Lexology (registration) - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
A federal court in Massachusetts recently issued an opinion that provides much needed guidance to hospitals and other healthcare institutions on whether it is permissible - under Title VII - to require mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare ...
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How The Flu Can Kill

The Inquisitr - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Some believe that receiving the flu vaccine can be what causes you to become sick with the flu. According to, the flu vaccine is packed with a dead form of the virus and, as such, cannot cause you harm. That said, there are those who ...

Royal Children's Hospital campaigns for people to vaccinate against influenza

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The Influenza Specialist Group is campaigning to raise awareness about the impact of influenza and to strongly urge all healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing homes to get vaccinated because each year, there are “hundreds of outbreaks” in ...

Flu vaccine during pregnancy may help reduce stillbirths, study suggests

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Women who get a seasonal flu vaccine during pregnancy may be much less likely to have a stillborn baby than unvaccinated mothers, a recent Australian study suggests.

Flu vaccine more effective in 2016: Manitoba Health - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
WINNIPEG - As the influenza season winds down, Manitoba Health said it appears the flu vaccine worked well, especially compared to last year.

New London partnership to create vaccines for Flu and Zika (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
hVIVO and the SEEK group have partnered to create a new Biotech, Imutex. It will develop a universal vaccine for flu (Flu-V) and start a new programme in mosquito-borne diseases - including Zika. seek_hvivo_universal_flu_vaccine_zika Based in London ...

Flu Scan for Apr 20, 2016

CIDRAP - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Raising questions about some of the conventional wisdom on flu vaccines, results from a small human-challenge trial suggest that measuring antibodies that target neuraminidase (NA) rather than those that target hemagglutinin (HA) might offer advantages ...

Flu Vaccine Appears Much More Effective This Year: Province

CJOB - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
If you got the flu shot, you may have saved yourself from a few miserable days home in bed. As the influenza season winds down, Manitoba Health says it appears the vaccine worked well - much better than last year, when it basically didn't work at all.