Monthly Archives: June 2011

Flu vaccine while pregnant ‘protects baby’

A study published by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecolog found that infants born to mothers who received the flu vaccine during pregnancy were between 45 to 48% less likely to be admitted to hospital with laboratory-confirmed influenza. US

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Research suggests that half of UK population had swine flu during pandemic

Research suggest that almost half of the population may have caught swine flu during the 2009 / 2010 pandemic – although many of those who had shown positive test results didn’t realise it. Bloods taken from over 1,600 Britons after

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Department of Health proposal to centralise flu vaccine stock

The UK Department of Health is reviewing how flu vaccines are ordered following local shortages in two of the past six seasons. According to recent reports, proposals under consultation could see GPs in England ordering seasonal influenza vaccines from a

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