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Jun 27, 2014 — The live vaccine nose spray protects children better, a federal panel says, but pediatricians aren't sold. They say it's too risky for the many children with asthma or compromised immunity.
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Jan 18, 2013 — According to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people age 65 and older who are getting the flu jumped sharply in the last week or so. But even though 48 states are reporting widespread activity, the agency says there are signs the flu may be easing in some parts of the country.
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Jan 10, 2013 — Warnings that this year's flu season was likely to be a bad one are already bearing out in Boston. But an infectious disease doctor says the flu season may have already peaked last week.
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Dec 7, 2012 — The flu is back early this season. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases
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Feb 3, 2012 — A voluntary approach to flu vaccination of health care workers has fallen short. To protect patients, vaccination should be mandatory, consumer and business groups said in Washington. They back a requirement for annual vaccination of all health workers with only limited exemptions.
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Oct 25, 2011 — The flu vaccine has proven itself for most people, but researchers say it needs an overhaul to further reduce infection and death rates. Many doctors would like to see a universal vaccine that protects against all strains of flu.
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Oct 10, 2011 — The majority of Americans still get their flu shot at the doctor's office, but an increasing number head to the pharmacy. Some pharmacies even offer the shots 24 hours a day. Nationwide, the number of pharmacists trained to deliver vaccines has nearly quadrupled since 2007.
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Oct 30, 2009 — As the parent of a newborn, I've been somewhat frantically searching for a place I can get the H1N1 vaccine. As someone who has spent a lot of time in, well, less upstanding countries, my first instinct was to figure out who to bribe.
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