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Influenza infection is a common reason children and teens are hospitalized in the United States each year. While the flu vaccine is safe and effective just over half of children, age six months to 17 years, were vaccinated during last year’s flu season. A new study examined whether sending parents text...

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Influenza vaccine safe in children with egg-induced anaphylaxis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children with egg-induced anaphylaxis can safely receive the influenza vaccine, according to findings published in the January 9th Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. “The current influenza vaccination appears to be safe in all children including children with egg...

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H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine may protect across two seasons

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – H1N1 antibody levels remain high in children a year after immunization with a monovalent adjuvanted pandemic swine influenza vaccine, a UK team reports in Clinical Infectious Diseases online January 19. Furthermore, “It is safe to administer trivalent seasonal influenza...