Monthly Archives: October 2011

A new generation flu vaccines ‘urgently needed’

Researchers who analysed over 40 years of data have  concluded the current  crop of vaccines offers only inadequate protection against seasonal flu outbreaks and serious pandemics alike. Evidence for their effectiveness in older individuals was lacking, according the researchers who

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Flu vaccine Preflucel withdrawn in alert over side-effects‎

The flu vaccine Preflucel has been recalled and withdrawn from thousands of surgeries and pharmacies across Europe amid fears the vaccine’s side effects are making people ill. Around 300,000 doses of the vaccine are to be immediately withdrawn following fears that the most recent batch

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