Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza activity is increasing and has reached “widespread” levels. Areas with the most influenza activity in the state include the...

A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has developed technology that could improve the...

By

On the same day The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal...

By

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted Wednesday that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal...

In a follow-up to reports on the H1N1 influenza outbreak in Panama, Director General of Health Ministry of Health, Itza Barahona de Mosca announced today additional flu-related fatalities bringing the...

Seqirus announced this week that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT™ (Influenza Vaccine), the first four-strain, cell culture-derived, inactivated seasonal...

By

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported on Thursday that 204 people have been hospitalized, and three people have died in Oklahoma since reporting for the current flu season began Oct....

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported preliminary overall influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) of 59 percent this season. These data were presented at a meeting of the agency’s...

Parents who do not get their children flu shots rate flu vaccine less favorably than other childhood vaccines, a national poll finds. Fifty-nine percent of parents whose child did not receive the flu vaccine...

By Gail H. Javitt, JD, MPH, Of Counsel at DLA Piper Just in time for the peak of flu season, a New York trial court issued a decision on December 17 striking down a New York City rule that required children...