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Vaccine strategy induces antibodies that can target multiple influenza viruses

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎15 hours ago‎
Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans.

Intranasal flu vaccine produces long-lasting immune response in mice

Science Daily - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The researchers found that, in mice, the intranasal flu vaccine FluMistTM (Medimmune) led to the production of T cells in the lungs that provided long-term protection against multiple flu strains, including those that were not present in the vaccines ...

GSK ships 2016-17 seasonal influenza vaccines for US market

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu vaccination as the single best measure for flu prevention.
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Flu shot effectiveness for 2015-16 disappointing, data shows - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
"Overall, just shy of 45 to 50 per cent," said Dr. Danuta Skowronski of the BC Centre for Disease Control, who presented the data to the Global Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness meeting at the World Health Organization last week. "That's lower than we ...

'Winner Antibody' holds promise as universal Influenza A Vaccine (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
medimmune antibody influenza a vaccine The promising candidate is MEDI8852, an antibody initially developed by Humabs (Switzerland).

2016/17 Formulation of Flublok® Influenza Vaccine Receives FDA Approval

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
MERIDEN, Conn., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced that FDA has approved the 2016/17 formulation of Flublok influenza vaccine. Unlike other vaccines, all flu vaccines are adjusted annually to protect against the new ...
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Leveling the Playing Field: AAFP Tackles Flu Vaccine Supply Issues

AAFP News (blog) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Last summer, manufacturers started shipping influenza vaccine in August. Signs promoting "Flu Shots Available" soon popped up in front of retail clinics, and those same clinics and large regional grocery stores hawked the availability of their vaccine ...

Influenza Vaccines Market and Forecast - Global Analysis

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
LONDON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The influenza vaccine is one of the most lucrative segment of the global vaccines market.

Study: Pregnant Women Pass On Flu-fighting Antibodies to Newborns

Voice of America - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Marta Nunes, a research scientist at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, focuses primarily on protecting newborns from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Seqirus is first-to-market with shipment of seasonal influenza vaccines to the US for the 2016-2017 season

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
NOTE TO EDITORS: On July 31, 2015 the CSL Group and its Affiliates acquired the influenza vaccines business of Novartis AG in the US.

Global Influenza Market - Vaccines and Therapeutics

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The influenza virus has been implicated in infecting millions of individuals on an annual basis, with vaccination programs against seasonal influenza infections necessitating the manufacture of hundreds of ...

Flu Scan for Jul 22, 2016

CIDRAP - ‎11 hours ago‎
A dose of H5 avian influenza vaccine may set the stage for a stronger cellular immune response if a person later encounters a different strain of H5 virus, which suggests that this prime-boost strategy could be useful in fighting an H5N1 pandemic ...

Pharmaceutical Companies Battle over Tetravalent Flu Vaccines

The Korea Bizwire - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Tetravalent flu vaccines, which mark the next development step after trivalent flu vaccines, provide protection against four influenza viruses, as the name suggests.

Health board nixes nasal mist for flu vaccine

The Daily Standard - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
CELINA - The flu vaccine will not be offered as a nasal mist during the coming 2016-2017 flu season. Julia Shaffer, Mercer County-Celina City Health Department director of nursing and communicable disease coordinator, said on Wednesday the vaccine will ...

Duration of infant protection against influenza illness conferred by maternal immunization

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
South African researchers compared outcomes in an estimated 2,050 infants, about one-half of whom were born in 2011 or 2012 to women who had received trivalent influenza vaccine (IIV3) while pregnant. The mothers of the other babies received a placebo ...

How well did the flu shot work in Alberta this year? - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Alberta Health says this season, the influenza vaccine was between 45 and 50 per cent effective. “This year we actually had a year where influenza H1 was circulating,” Dr.

East Tosa Veterinary Clinic Hosts Open House and Canine Flu Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, July 23

Wauwatosa Now - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
On Saturday, July 23, the East Tosa Veterinary Clinic will be celebrating its grand opening with an Open House and Canine Flu Vaccine Clinic from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The East Tosa Veterinary Clinic is located at 6228 State Street, Suite E, in Wauwatosa.

FluMist vaccines out at Pickaway Health District

Circleville Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Pickaway County General Health District will not offer nasal flu vaccines for the 2016-2017 flu season. The FluMist spray was recently declared ineffective by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel, but the local health department ...

FluMist vaccine ineffective, CDC says

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
For students who get their flu vaccines at schools across Columbus and Worthington, the nasal spray will not be an option this year.

CARP warns flu can have severe consequences for seniors

The Guardian Charlottetown - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Dr. Janet McElhaney, a specialist in seniors' health, says a new high-dose flu vaccine has been demonstrated to provide a better immune response in adults 65 and older, which helps improve protection against the flu greater than regular flu vaccines ...