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Flu Vaccine Excels at Preventing Illness
When flu season is around the corner, you're likely to see lots of reminders to get the flu vaccine. Is the flu vaccine likely to make much of a difference?
New Influenza Vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur Now Licensed by FDA
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for licensure of its four-strain influenza vaccine, Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine.
Doubling Down on Flu Medication
Most cases of the flu don’t lead to more than a few days home from work, or sometimes a hospital stay. In some cases, however, the flu can cause major respiratory problems and even death.
No Need to Fear the Flu Shot
One of the concerns parents might have with the flu vaccine is side effects in children with pre-existing conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Flu Shot Has Risks, But Still Worth It
One of the single best ways to avoid getting the flu is to get the flu shot. But some people worry about possible side effects from the shot.
A Tiny Risk for Narcolepsy?
One of the best ways to reduce risk of catching the flu is getting a flu shot. However, all vaccines carry some small risks. Researchers continue to look for possible evidence of these risks.
New Flu Shot – Without Eggs
One drawback of the seasonal flu vaccine is that it's made with egg proteins – a possible problem for people with egg allergies. But next year, they will have a new egg-free option.
Flu Shot Protects Mom and Unborn Baby
With a flu pandemic going on, public health authorities are encouraging everyone to get flu shots. But pregnant women may worry – will the shot hurt my baby?
FDA expands Tamiflu’s use to treat children younger than 1 year
The US Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to treat children as young as 2 weeks old who have shown symptoms of flu for no longer than two days.
FDA approves first seasonal influenza vaccine manufactured using cell culture technology
The US Food and Drug Administration announced today the approval of Flucelvax, the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed in the United States produced using cultured animal cells, instead of fertilized chicken eggs.