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By Guest Author On Saturday, October 24th, 2015
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How To Protect Yourself When Visiting The Hospital

You go to the hospital when you are sick, or to visit a friend or family member when they are sick or getting surgery. Maybe you go to the doctor’s office, rather than the ER, but either way, you risk getting More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Flu shots: GSK begins shipping of 2014-15 U.S. flu vaccines, FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT sent to U.S. healthcare providers

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today it has begun shipping FLUARIX®QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers.  This is the first shipment of GSK’s U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu 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 Guest Author On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Younger population more susceptible to recent flu

There is a new trend in flu instances and it involves the normally healthy cohort of 18-64 year olds.  This year, the “younger” population has represented 61% of all flu-related hospitalizations, almost double More...

By Robert 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 Robert On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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California influenza death toll at 147, easily eclipsing the 2012-2013 flu season

The influenza-related deaths continue to mount in California with the latest numbers provided by the  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) showing  an increase of 52 during the past week. Fluzone vaccineImage/CDC Dr. 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 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 Robert On Saturday, January 4th, 2014
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CDC tweets 10 flu tips as 25 states now report widespread flu activity

Despite a relatively slow start to this 2013-2014 flu season, it has certainly picked up strongly in recent weeks as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 25 states as having widespread More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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New Hampshire most prepared for infectious disease outbreak, GA, NJ and NE least prepared

A report released recently by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), finds that a majority of states (32) score 5 or lower out of 10 key indicators of policies More...

By Robert On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Houston reports six H1N1 influenza deaths, Texas flu activity is ‘high’

The level of flu-like illness is classified as “high” in Texas, and medical providers are seeing an increase in flu in multiple parts of the state. In fact, the 2009  H1N1 “swine flu” is the most 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 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 Brandon Jones On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: Global Dispatch News, Duellyn Pandis on flu shots, travel health and Mike Smith with Movie News

OCTOBER 19 Duellyn Pandis, RN, BSN, President & CEO, Passport Health of Tampa Bay to discuss flu shots and travel health Passport Health Mike Smith, MediaMikes.com, to talk movies Carrie Movie Review Escape More...

By Robert On Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Flu shots and travel medicine with Passport Health CEO, Duellyn Pandis

With flu season upon us, albeit seen in low numbers and sporadically thus far, health professionals are advising the public to get vaccinated now as the peak of seasonal flu season hits us around the month of February. Passport More...

By Robert On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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FDA approves FluLaval Quadrivalent influenza vaccine for persons three years and older

Pharmaceutical, biologics and vaccine company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FluLaval Quadrivalent influenza vaccine for the active immunization More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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CVS/pharmacy survey shows that six out of 10 people consider getting the flu shot a ‘social responsibility’

A new survey from CVS/pharmacy released today found that less than half of those surveyed (46%) were more likely to get a flu shot this year following last season’s late flu outbreak. But many more – 59% More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 12th, 2013
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New York Governor Cuomo declares a ‘Public Health Emergency’ due to harsh flu season

New York Governor Andrew CuomoImage/Video Screen Shot Just three days after Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared a  public health emergency for that city because of the flu outbreak, New York Governor Andrew More...

By Robert 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...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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GlaxoSmithKline’s Fluarix Quadrivalent receives FDA approval

CDC/ Debora Cartagena The first intramuscular vaccine to cover against four influenza strains has just received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, according to a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) press release More...


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