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2009 H1N1 Flu – Situation Update

Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators…

Do no harm

Our editor-in-chief tackles the issue of mandatory flu vaccination.

FDA grants waiver for flu test

On January 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the first waiver to allow a nucleic acid-based test,…

Immunizations: A nursing tradition

The fall and winter seasons are filled with traditions associated with Back to School, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and other…

Influenza drug information from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a section on its website about influenza antiviral drugs at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/ucm100228.htm
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Influenza prevention

Immunization options offer coverage across the population. Last year, the incidence of influenza worldwide was unprecedentedly low. For example, less…
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Influenza vaccines and nurses

Find out how to improve influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers. Takeaways: Barriers to influenza vaccination include inconvenience and cost,…

Issues up close

Adult immunization rates in the United States are well below national public health goals. Find out what steps you can take to raise disease awareness and boost vaccine coverage.

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Take Note – October 2006

CDC recommends annual flu shots for children ages 2 to 4 For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control…

The future of H1N1 virus

In an article, scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) review what occurred with previous pandemic…

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