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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Florida Health Urges Vaccination as Flu Season Intensifies

With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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ACIP gives ‘thumbs up’ for use of nasal spray flu vaccine in kids

Image/CDC On Wednesday, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine (i.e., LAIV) instead of the flu shot (i.e., IIV) in healthy children More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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New Survey: Most Americans don’t think global poverty can be overcome

The war to overcome global poverty is ongoing with some pointing to progress, but Amercians appear pessimistic. Most Americans see no end in sight, according to a survey sponsored by Compassion International. Christians More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Flu shots: 2014-15 influenza season recommendations for the northern hemisphere released

The World Health Organization (WHO)  Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), a global public health laboratory network coordinated by WHO, today released the recommended composition of influenza More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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The Flu Shot: Help choosing which one to get

They say I should do it…., I know I should do it…,  and If I do it… Which one do I do? Why every year? Here’s help: Flu viruses are smart. They change and mutate each year.  The big term “antigenic More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Talking bird flu, seasonal influenza, flu shots and India’s polio success with Dr. Vincent Racaniello

With influenza of all sorts– H5N1, H1N1 and H7N9, dominating the media recently, I decided to delve in a little deeper and try to clear up some questions “people watching the news” may have when More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Misperceptions about flu vaccine concern health advocates

PRESS RELEASE The flu is now widespread in 35 states, according to the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and a new Gallup-Healthways poll indicates that nearly 3 percent of Americans have More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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One in five Americans report having not received the flu vaccine due to fear that it causes flu: Survey

PRESS RELEASE According to a new survey released by the National Consumers League (NCL), fears and misperceptions about flu vaccines persist among Americans—adults and parents of children under the age of 17 More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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National Influenza Vaccination Week: ‘It’s not too late to vaccinate!’

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week! What is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)? It’s a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. NIVW More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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ACIP recommends FluBlok for 2013-2014 flu season for adults with egg allergies

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously in favor(13-0) of recommending FluBlok during the 2013-2014 influenza season for vaccination of persons 18 through 49 years of age with egg More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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CDC: Flu season shaping up to be ‘worse than average’

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas FriedenImage/New York City Department of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, talked about the current influenza season and the flu vaccine effectiveness More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
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Maine CDC: ‘Influenza is widespread with all three strains circulating’

Image/CDC Influenza (flu) activity has increased across most parts of the United States, and Maine is no exception. Influenza activity is significantly higher than the 2011-2012 season with the Maine CDC following More...


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