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A high-dose, trivalent, inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3-HD) is associated with improved protection for seniors against laboratory-confirmed influenza infection compared with standard-dose trivalent, inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3-SD), according to a study published in the Aug. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
There is no increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a research letter published in the July 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Flu vaccination via spray is more effective for young children than injection, a U.S. government panel ruled Wednesday.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo are hoping a familiar friend from the past will help them battle some potential problems in the present and future.
More than 3,400 new cases of pertussis were reported in California between January 1 and June 10, which means the outbreak is officially an epidemic, according to the state's department of health.
Flu viruses currently circulating in birds closely resemble the one that caused the 1918 pandemic that killed about 50 million people worldwide, researchers say.
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