Influenza Vaccine

The Coronavirus Mutates More Slowly Than The Flu — Which Means A Vaccine Will Likely Be Effective...

The mutation rate of the new coronavirus suggests a one-time vaccine would be sufficient to confer long-term immunity, according to experts.
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Company News For Mar 25, 2020

Shares of Novavax, Inc. NVAX jumped 18.7% after the company announced that its NanoFlu influenza vaccine candidate met its primary endpoints in a Phase 3 clinical trialShares of Globalstar, Inc. GSAT rose 18.4% after the company announced Third...
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Novavax Gets A Big Win For Its Flu Vaccine In Phase 3 Trial

On Tuesday, vaccine-specialist Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) reported positive news from the phase 3 trial for its flu vaccine, NanoFlu: The treatment met both the primary and secondary endpoints of the study. The stock was up 36% in early trading."These...
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That Was Then, This Is Now

In 1957, when flu swept through Hong Kong, Mr [Maurice] Hilleman identified the virus as a new form to which people had no natural immunity and passed on his findings to vaccine-makers. When the virus reached the United States a few months later 40m...
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Pfizer, German Firm To Collaborate On Potential Vaccine

American drugmaker Pfizer and  German biotechnology company BioNTech SE announced on Tuesday that they are working together to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine.The two companies, which already work together to produce flu vaccines,...
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Adjuvanted Flu-v Vaccine Immunogenic In Healthy Adults

MONDAY, March 9, 2020 -- Adjuvanted FLU-v, a broad-spectrum influenza vaccine, is immunogenic, according to a study published online March 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Olga Pleguezuelos, Ph.D., from SEEK in London, and colleagues...
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Is A 'universal' Flu Vaccine On The Horizon?

MONDAY, March 9, 2020 -- Work is proceeding apace on a "universal" flu vaccine capable of protecting humans from all forms of influenza, researchers report. A single dose of a synthetic universal flu vaccine called FLU-v appears capable of...
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Has The Flu Shot Been Working This Season?

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Fatimah S. Dawood, Jessie R. Chung, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Infectious disease specialists, family physicians, primary care physicians, pediatricians The goal of this study was to determine...
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Washington Post On Employer Flu Shot Mandates: A Surprising Answer

Note: Below is a question and answer (excerpted) from The Washington Post.  I felt a bit like Charlie Brown look at Lucy holding the football when I started to read the piece sent to me by Judy R. Karla L. Miller ColumnistFeb. 12, 2020 at 2:54 p.m....
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Medical Experts Have To Tell Trump That Flu Vaccine Won't Work On Coronavirus

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases quickly shut down the suggestion during a meeting at the White House. During a meeting with pharmaceutical executives at the White House on Monday, Donald Trump asked whether...
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Fda Oks Adjuvanted 4-valent Flu Vax For Older Adults

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The first adjuvanted quadrivalent flu vaccine for older adults was approved by the FDA on Monday, vaccine manufacturer Seqirus announced. Fluad Quadrivalent was approved for use among adults ages 65 and older against...
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Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices (acip) Meeting 2/26 And 2/27

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GAFebruary 26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pmFebruary 27, 8:00 am – 2:30 pmAgenda includes Ebola and Flu vaccine. One would assume Coronavirus will...
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This Year’s Flu Shot Has Cut Doctor Visits For Flu Nearly By Half: Cdc

This year’s flu shot is doing a fairly average job of protecting people against the pervasive winter virus, according to the annual interim effectiveness report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The agency...
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Flu Vax Efficacy On Par With Recent Seasons So Far

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Similar to prior flu seasons, the current vaccine has been moderately effective in 2019-2020, with greater protection among children, researchers found. Overall vaccine effectiveness against any influenza strain was 45% (95...
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Despite A "double-barreled" Flu Season, The Vaccine Is Mostly Doing Its Job

This year’s flu shot is working relatively well to prevent influenza, particularly among children -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Vaccine Effectiveness 45 Percent For Flu Virus Linked To Ari

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- The overall vaccine effectiveness (VE) against any influenza virus associated with medically attended acute respiratory illness (ARI) is 45 percent for the current influenza season, according to research published in the...
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Overnight Health Care: Americans With Coronavirus Reportedly Flown Home Over Cdc Advice | Dem Fight...

Welcome to Thursday's Overnight Health Care.The flu vaccine is 45 percent effective so far this season, according to researchers, an improvement from last year. Meanwhile, on the coronavirus front, Democrats are pressing President Trump on his...
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Fsu Expert Available To Comment On Effectiveness Of Flu Vaccine

By: Bill Wellock | Published: February 14, 2020 | 3:35 pm | SHARE: As an outbreak of a new coronavirus makes headlines across the world, another more common infectious disease is spreading across the United States and beyond -- the flu.About 8...
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60% Of Americans Will Skip Getting A Flu Shot This Year

Helen Colby, Meng Li Security, Though the optimal time to get a flu shot is much earlier during the flu season, it is not too late to get the shot, as the season sometimes goes as late as May. The best way to protect against the flu is the flu...
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Researchers Make Giant Leap Toward ‘universal Vaccine’ After Finding Viruses’ Common Weakness

Through the course of human history, hundreds of millions of people have died from pathogens ranging from the Plague and the Spanish Flu to smallpox, HIV and measles. Public interest in the subject has grown steadily in recent weeks with the...
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