HEALTHBEAT In defense of flu shots
The assumption has long been that the influenza vaccine works well to prevent flu and that everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated should do so. Thus it was rather a shock when a new study, publishe... Posted on 12/7/11 at 1:30 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. health officials encourage flu shots
BISMARCKState health officials are encouraging North Dakotans to get an influenza vaccination this fall, saying there are more than enough doses available.
The North Dakota Department of Health and C... Posted on 10/4/10 at 11:32 AM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Shoot Me Up
As a result of a vague feeling of guilt, I got my seasonal flu shot today.
The guilt arose from me working on a story about the flu vaccine this afternoon. If I'm going to write an article basically r... Posted on 9/28/09 at 9:33 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Experts say low-cost vaccines that may have helped prevent the kind of salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs haven't been given to half the nation's egg-laying hens.
Fargo-Moorhead’s vaccine industry is in the embryo stage, but the future holds immense promise.
Early tentative steps are becoming more sure-footed. Home-grown talent and entrepreneurs are focusing their considerable expertise on a sector that has the potential to make Fargo-Moorhead a global destination in vaccine research, development and manufacturing. It’s not pie-in-the-sky hope, but rather a clear-eyed, realistic effort. Some of the pieces are in place. Much more needs to be accomplished.
The North Dakota Department of Health has begun supplying tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines to health-care providers at no cost for any adolescent or adult in need of vaccination, according to Molly Sander, Immunization Program manager for the Department of Health.
A new vaccine development company is setting up shop in Fargo.
Officials say Altravax might create 40 new jobs in the next five years.
Among those involved in the venture is Fargo-based entrepreneur Michael Chambers, who launched the vaccine development company Aldevron in 1998.
First there was too little swine flu vaccine. Now could there be way too much?
This week will tell. Get ready for a huge flu-shot push as health officials try to rekindle interest in protection against this new influenza strain that, despite plummeting cases, still is threatening lives — even as they reassess just how much more vaccine needs to be shipped.
By Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press
, January 12, 2010
After weeks of shortages, swine flu vaccine is plentiful enough that nearly half the states now say everyone can get it, not just people in high-risk groups.
But the good news comes with a challenge for health officials: how to keep persuading people to get vaccinated when swine flu infections are waning.
“We’re worried that people might be thinking out of sight, out of mind,” said Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press
, December 17, 2009
Central Valley Health District will give out the H1N1 vaccine from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 523 Fourth Ave. S.E.
“Christmas and other holiday gatherings are just around the corner, so this is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to now get H1N1 protection,” said Robin Iszler, administrator of Central Valley Health District.
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