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4 years 7 months ago

UK goverment cuts swine flu vaccine order

GlaxoSmithKline PLC has agreed to cut the British government's order of H1N1 swine flu vaccine by around a third without penalty. Under an agreement announced Tuesday, the government's order has been capped at 34.8 million doses. It won't pay a cancellation fee after both sides agreed that the...

4 years 8 months ago

Swine flu vaccine may go to waste

The Tarrant County, Texas Health Department is scrambling to administer 20,000 swine flu shots in the next two weeks as demand for the vaccines has plummeted nationwide. "At the end of the month they'll expire, and we'll have to throw them out," said health department spokesman Marc Flake. ...

4 years 9 months ago

Need $250? Pueblo swine flu contest

Swine flu hasn't completely disappeared, so if you haven't gotten your vaccination yet--the Pueblo City-County Health Department is going all out to grab the attention of young adults. The department is sponsoring a social media contest, "It's a Flu For All" this month, with the winner taking home $250....

4 years 10 months ago

H1N1 vaccines available at store pharmacies

The Colorado State Health department is urging people to get a H1N1 vaccination if you haven't already done so. It's part of the health department's "Enough Excuses" flu vaccination campaign which kicked off Sunday. This is National Influenza Vaccination week. Hundreds showed up for a free shot or nasal spray...

4 years 10 months ago

Canada to lend Mexico 5 million swine flu doses

Canada is lending Mexico 5 million doses of the swine flu vaccine. Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a statement Wednesday that Mexico requested the doses to help bridge that country's immediate pandemic vaccine requirements. The Public Health Agency of Canada says Mexico placed orders with several...

4 years 10 months ago

Swine flu quiet in Colorado; no new deaths

The flu remains at a low ebb in Colorado, with only 14 new hospitalizations and no deaths reported last week. State health reports released Wednesday show that so far this season, about 2,000 people have been hospitalized for flu and 59 people have died. Monitoring started on Aug. 30. The...

4 years 10 months ago

60 million in U.S. vaccinated against swine flu

About 60 million Americans have received the swine flu vaccine, including a large proportion of children, a government health official said recently. That estimate comes as supplies of the H1N1 vaccine have vastly increased, with about 111 million doses available.

5 years 3 weeks ago

House holds hearing on response to H1N1

A House committee looks into the federal response to the H1N1 virus at a hearing today on Capitol Hill. The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can expect some tough questioning about the availability of the swine flu vaccine. Meanwhile, a senior House lawmaker is seeking...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Side effects not always due to swine flu shot

As millions of people worldwide begin getting the new swine flu shot, public health officials are bracing for rumors about dangerous side effects linked to the vaccine. Hundreds of people on any given day will die, develop the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome or have spontaneous abortions, and that doesn't necessarily...

5 years 4 weeks ago

CSU gets 200 doses of swine flu vaccine

Colorado State University has received 200 doses of swine flu vaccine and is offering them to its health-care and child-care staff and to pregnant women. CSU spokeswoman Dell Rae Moellenberg said Tuesday the school is also making vaccinations available to the pediatric unit of the university health center. Moellenberg...

5 years 1 month ago

Swine Flu-Chicken & Egg story

Health officials are blaming the slow production of swine flu vaccine in part on an antiquated process that relies on millions of chicken eggs. The federal government originally promised 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine by now. Only 13 million have come through. The 50-year-old technology involves injecting the...

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 swine flu vaccine priority groups

As the impact of H1N1 swine flu continues spreading there are a lot people anxious to get immunized. Health department leaders want to emphasize that the first shipments are for groups considered high risk. The high priority groups are: health care workers and first responders, pregnant women, caregivers for...

5 years 2 months ago

Government approves new swine flu vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to get vaccinations under way next month. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the vaccine's approval to Congress - and says she hopes to get the first limited supplies...

5 years 2 months ago

Swine flu vaccine tests planned in Colorado

About 100 Colorado children are expected to participate in a clinical trial for a swine flu vaccine. Dr. Isaac Melamed of IMMUNOe 1st International Research Centers in the Denver suburb of Thornton plans to begin trials this week for pharmaceutical manufacturer Novartis. Children between ages 3 and 8 are eligible....

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