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USDA seeking bids from animal health companies for production of bird flu vaccine

CTIAugust 19, 20150 Comments
Original article found on usnews.com By DAVID PITT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to stockpile a bird flu vaccine as the agency plans for a possible return of the virus that led to the destruction of 48 million chickens and turkeys this spring. Wild birds’ northern […]
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What 100 Percent Effective Means For The Ebola Vaccine

CTIAugust 8, 20150 Comments
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Original article from wired.com LAST WEEK, THE medical journal theLancet published preliminary results on the efficacy of an Ebola vaccine in Guinea, and everybody got really excited—especially about one particular figure. The vaccine, the results suggested, was 100 percent effective at protecting against Ebola, a thrilling prospect in the face of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000 […]
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Working towards a one shot life-long flu vaccine

CTIJune 3, 20150 Comments
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Original article from theage.com.au An extraordinary breakthrough in influenza research moves us closer to the development of a vaccine that can protect against all new influenza viruses, with the potential of developing a one-off universal flu shot. The research led by the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Fudan University in China, investigated the immunity […]
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Senate Bill Aims Increase Access to Flu Vaccine

CTIJune 1, 20150 Comments
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Original article from wearecentralpa.com HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY — Senate Bill 305 would allow pharmacists the ability to administer the flu vaccine to children 9 years of age and older with parental consent. The legislation would also permit pharmacy interns who have completed appropriate training to administer the flu vaccine under pharmacist supervision. Current state law […]
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