Tag: flu shot

Study Explains Low Effectiveness of Flu Shots

Study Explains Low Effectiveness of Flu Shots

The notoriously low effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine is likely caused by problems with the way the virus is grown in chicken eggs, according to a study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute.

/ November 1, 2017
Bad Flu Season in Australia has U.S. Officials Worried

Bad Flu Season in Australia has U.S. Officials Worried

Health officials in the United States are worried about the upcoming flu season after Australia suffered a particularly bad flu season involving severe H3N2 illnesses and poorly-performing shots.

/ September 29, 2017
Pediatricians Advise Against FluMust Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

Pediatricians Advise Against FluMist Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending against the FluMist nasal spray flu vaccine for the second year in a row due to poor effectiveness.

/ September 5, 2017

Vaccine Patch May Be Future of Flu Shots

Data from a Phase I clinical trial has shown promising results for a painless needle-free flu vaccine patch compared to a flu shot injection.

/ June 29, 2017