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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The annual National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program will commence in April 2017. Annual seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for any person aged 6 months and over who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza. Australian Government advice and recommendations on the National Influenza Vaccination Program ... Read More »

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy
Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Babies whose moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, a new study shows, leading the authors to declare that the need for getting more pregnant women ... Read More »

Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2016 influenza season, the following trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines will be registered and available for use in children from the age of 6 months: BGP Products – Influvac (trivalent) GlaxoSmithKline – ... Read More »

Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2015 influenza season, the following trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines will be registered and available for use in children from the age of 6 months: BGP Products# – Influvac (trivalent) GlaxoSmithKline – ... Read More »

Why teach kids about hand washing?
Why teach kids about hand washing? (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Washing hands is one of the most important measures for preventing the spread of diseases. Lathering the hands with soap and rinsing them with running water is a simple method of removing germs before they spread. While children have a ... Read More »

Flu vaccines aimed at younger populations could reduce transmission
Flu vaccines aimed at younger populations could reduce transmission (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The huge value of vaccinating more children and young adults for influenza is being seriously underestimated, experts say in a new report, while conventional wisdom and historic vaccine programs have concentrated on the elderly and those at higher risk of ... Read More »

Don’t be quick to toss your toothbrush after a sore throat
Don’t be quick to toss your toothbrush after a sore throat (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Word on the street has it you should replace your toothbrush after suffering from a cold, the flu or a bout of strep throat. That may not be necessary — at least when it comes to sore throats, according to ... Read More »

Protective properties of influenza vaccines
Protective properties of influenza vaccines (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Collaborating scientists from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified an important mechanism for stimulating protective immune responses following seasonal influenza vaccinations. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine, a ... Read More »

H1N1 flu shots are safe for pregnant women
H1N1 flu shots are safe for pregnant women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, while pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births, a study has ... Read More »

Understanding how influenza impacts critically ill children
Understanding how influenza impacts critically ill children (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Investigators from 15 children’s medical centers, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, observed and evaluated critically ill children with influenza to evaluate the relationships between levels of systemic inflammation, immune function and likelihood to die from the illness. The innate immune system ... Read More »

 
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