Swine Flu Vaccine News
New Guidelines Emphasize Timely Teen Vaccination
ABC chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser discussed the latest vaccination schedule updates released by the American Academy of Pediatrics today on "Good Morning America." "The new vaccination schedule draws more importance to vaccinate teens," Besser said. "Even though our kids may
Ear Piercing Leads to Paralysis for Teen Dancer
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World Health Organization Scientists Linked to Swine Flu Vaccine Makers
Scientists who advised the World Health Organization on its influenza policies and recommendations—including the decision to proclaim the so-called swine flu a "pandemic" had close ties to companies that manufacture vaccines and antiviral medicines like Tamiflu, a fact that WHO did not publicly
WHO Says H1N1 Flu Still a Pandemic
International Agency Says Swine Flu Is Still Infecting People, But Virus Is Past Peak
Millions of Swine Flu Vaccine Doses May Be Trashed
With the first season of H1N1 swine flu vaccinations winding down , government officials are encouraging continued vigilance but vaccination are also revealing that as many as 71 million doses of unused vaccine may expire in the coming months. A CDC briefing on how many people had received
Georgia H1N1 Cases Spike; CDC Blames Low Vaccination Rates
Health officials are carefully watching a spike in cases of the pandemic H1N1 flu in the Southeastern United States. Georgia is particularly worrisome, with 40 people admitted to hospital for the flu last week -- more than in any other state, according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's
How Did School Staffers Get Insulin Instead of Flu Vaccine?
When staff members at a Wellesley, Mass., school went to the nurse last Friday, they expected to be injected with a vaccine for the H1N1 flu . What they received instead was a shot of insulin resulting in a bout with low blood sugar. While the staffers seem to be suffering no long-term damage from
55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far
Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations.
H1N1 Shots Widely Available, but Do People Want Them?
A few months ago lines worthy of a rock concert formed around flu clinics as people clamored for the limited number of H1N1 vaccines. Now the government says there is ample supply, yet public health experts are finding that people are no longer interested in getting the vaccine. President Obama
As Swine Flu Wanes, Don't Be Fooled
THURSDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Although only four states are now reporting widespread H1N1 swine flu activity, U.S. health officials caution that a new outbreak is possible. People should get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu while there is a lull in flu activity and vaccine supplies are