Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection. For the first time, certain vaccines will guard against four strains of flu rather than the …
The Pharmacy Times has reported that the FDA has approved a new influenza vaccine formulation for the 2015-2016 flu season: Flubok is made using cultured insect cells and can be produced much more rapidly than traditional egg-based …
DURHAM, N.C. -- A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection. For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu virus strains …
Washington D.C. [USA], July 25 : To provide better shield against infection, researchers have devised a new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine. For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu
This news release is focused on a study that examined the effectiveness of a new flu vaccine in adults aged 50 years and older compared to the conventional flu vaccine in adults of the same age. Even an incremental improvement in …
The resulting mess is then purified, weakened or killed so it cannot make people sick, and made into a vaccine. The virus mutates constantly, and often it changes after flu vaccines are already being given. Because it takes months to make …
Aeron Hurt is a Senior Scientist at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, VIDRL based at the Peter Doherty Institute, Parkville, Melbourne. Aeron is also an honorary Principal Fellow at the University of …
ATLANTAPeople seeking a flu shot are typically asked if they are allergic to eggs because of potential for adverse side effects. That's because the flu virus used for the vaccines is typically grown in chicken eggs, which could lead to the …
For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu virus strains included in the seasonal vaccine. But because these human strains frequently mutate to adapt to their new environment, the resulting vaccine