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CDC Releases New Estimates on 2016-2017 Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details just how effective the flu shot has been so far this season.
How Can the Flu Spread Inside an Airplane?
Purdue researchers use ANSYS simulation technology to map how the flu spreads on airplanes and use this information to make recommendations to the FAA on how to create a safer experience for airline passengers.
Can Receiving a Flu Shot Each Year Actually Weaken its Effectiveness?
As the flu continues to spread across the country, resulting in additional hospitalizations and deaths, a new study reveals why receiving an annual flu shot might actually lead to lower vaccine effectiveness.
Researchers Home in on Permanent Flu Shot
Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine are channeling their efforts into developing a flu vaccine that will last multiple years and protect against a number of viral subtypes.
Flumoji: An Android App Designed to Track Flu Outbreaks
A new app developed by MIT Connection Science and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline uses crowdsourced data to track the flu in real time.
Updated Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults
Here are the changes that have been made to the 2017 immunization schedules, as reported in the CDC’s most recent MMWR.
US Sees 7 New Pediatric Flu-Related Deaths as Season Rages On
High flu activity and new pediatric flu-related deaths around the country lead some area schools to announce temporary closures in hopes of preventing further spread of the virus.
Trump's Statements on Influenza Vaccines Raise Concerns in Healthcare Community
Although President Donald Trump’s previous skepticism on the flu vaccine was certainly not helpful in terms of encouraging individuals to be vaccinated, research indicates that celebrity commentary on a topic makes it more likely that the audience will recall the message and be motivated to react to it.
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