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This Flu Season Killed 172 Kids
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 11, 2018
Vaccination reduced the risk of death by two-thirds for children with no other health problems.
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 16, 2018
The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 4, 2016
A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show.
When the Flu Vax Fails
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2015
The status of a person’s immune system can predict when a seasonal flu vaccination will not provide sufficient protection, according to a study.
Toward a Universal Flu Vax
Jef Akst | Oct 27, 2015
Adding an adjuvant to stimulate both innate and adaptive immunity, researchers boost the effectiveness of an influenza A vaccine in mice.
Mutated Flu May Dodge Vaccine Protection
Molly Sharlach | Dec 8, 2014
About half of the H3N2 influenza samples tested in the United States encode altered antigens from the strain used to produce this year’s vaccine.
Bacteria Boost Viral Vaccine Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 11, 2014
Gut microbes enhance response to the seasonal flu shot in mice.
Flu Vaccine-Narcolepsy Link Explained?
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2013
A new study sheds light on why those who received GlaxoSmithKline’s flu vaccine were at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder.
First Recombinant Flu Vaccine
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 21, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first flu vaccine made from recombinant proteins rather than a weakened virus.