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Resigning FDA Commissioner was ‘ray of sunshine’

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who will leave his post in April 2019, has taken action on a number of health and medical issues during his two years at the agency—more so than critics thought…

Best time for a flu shot? Before Halloween.

Although flu season lasts for months, experts say it’s best to get a flu vaccine by the end of October. An October 8, 2018 article in FiveThirtyEight discussed how long immunity protection lasts after a flu shot and…

Helping countries understand vaccine delivery costs

June 8, 2018 – A new online catalogue that provides information on the costs of delivering immunizations in 31 countries is aimed at helping decision-makers, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, better understand the long-term costs of running…

Past encounters with the flu shape vaccine response

Immune history influences vaccine effectiveness, interacting with other potential problems arising from the manufacturing process For immediate release: February 20, 2018 New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune…

Getting to a better flu vaccine

Researchers are working on new methods for developing vaccines, including utilizing different animal proteins or a genetically engineered live virus, and are also working to develop a universal flu vaccine.