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CDC Advisory Committee Flip Flops on FluMist

CDC Advisory Committee Flip Flops on FluMist

On June, 22, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended against using the live nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine known as FluMist during the 2016-2017 influenza season. After reviewing data for 2013-2016, ACIP…

FDA Approves Four-Strain Flu Vaccine for Children

FDA Approves Four-Strain Flu Vaccine for Children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently expanded the age indication for Seqirus’ Afluria Quadrivalent influenza vaccine to include patients aged five years or older. The FDA first approved Afluria in August 2016 for patients aged 18 years or older. The vaccine is…

Expanding Vaccination Rates by Allowing More People to Give Them

Expanding Vaccination Rates by Allowing More People to Give Them

In 2009, public health officials in the United States responded to a predicted “heavy flu season” by passing a regulation allowing dentists, pharmacists, paramedics, nursing students and medical students to administer the annual influenza vaccine. Since then, it has…

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