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2 hrs ago | SFGate

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

A sign telling customers that they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store is seen Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Indianapolis.


Related Topix: Prison, Medicine, Health, Family Practice, Vaccinations, Chickenpox

2 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Arlington Heights Flu Shot Clinics September 30 & October 1

Arlington Heights Health Services will be offering flu shots for seasonal influenza on Tuesday, September 30 from 5-7 p.m. and Wednesday, October 1 from 9 -11 a.m. These clinics will be held at the Arlington. Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Medicare

4 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Flu warning for children and the elderly

YOUNG children and the elderly are being urged to get the seasonal flu jab to avoid an epidemic this winter. A simple flu vaccine could help combat the illness or at least lessen the symptoms to its much more minor, according to East Quay Medical Centre.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Worcester News

Worcestershire schoolchildren to benefit from flu vaccine

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire will be offered a free nasal spray vaccine against the common cold as part of NHS England's pilot immunisation scheme. In preparation for the winter months, NHS England in Worcestershire is launching the nasal spray immunisation programme available for children in years seven and eight from the end of September.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

6 hrs ago |

Ready for your flu shot? Meijer expects to give 30 percent more shots this year

Meijer Inc. is expecting to give out 30 percent more flu shots this year over last year when the Midwest retailer provided 103,000 flu shots to customers. That anticipated growth is a sign that more adults are seeing the value in getting inoculated against a sickness that kills 50,000 people in the United States annually.


Related Topix: Meijer, Retail, Grocery, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

7 hrs ago |

Orland Township to Host Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

Convenience is everything these days. This fall, Orland Township is making flu shot vaccinations easier to get than ever with its first ever drive-thru flu shot clinic, happening from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 at the Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Orland Park, IL, Medicine, Nursing

11 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

Flu Shots and Kids

Flu shots are never fun for kids, but vaccination is their best defense against the influenza virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children ages six months or older to start getting the flu vaccine.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Medicine, Health, Pediatrics

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KGNS-TV Laredo

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

Autumn officially begins September 23rd, but we've already begun to see the changes in temperatures. So, before you get the sniffles, get proactive.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

WKYC-TV Cleveland

What you need to know about the 2014-2015 flu seasonWhat you need to...

It's getting chilly, the leaves are starting to change and football is in season, that means it's time to get your flu shot. What you need to know about the 2014-2015 flu season CLEVELAND -- It's getting chilly, the leaves are starting to change and football is in season, that means it's time to get your flu shot.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


Flu season is almost here

"I do get the flu shot. I get the flu shot every year and, as a matter of fact, mine is scheduled for September 30th.


Related Topix: Medicine, Southwick, MA, Family, Kids, Westfield, MA


PRMC To Host Drive-Thru Flu Clinic In October

A local hospital is once again this year, hosting their flu shot clinic. On Thursday, October 16th, and Friday, October 17th, in the parking lot of Arthur W. Perdue Stadium at the intersection of Route 50 and Hobbs Road in Salisbury, Peninsula Regional Medical Center will hold its "Drive-Thru" Flu Clinic.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine


FDA Approves the Use of a Needle-Free Injection Device to Administer the Influenza Vaccine

Eternity Healthcare Inc. , a medical device and diagnostic company with advanced technologies using the Needle-Free Injection system announced today that its competitor company, PharmaJet Inc., has received FDA clearance to use a Needle-Free Injection device to administer the influenza vaccine to the public. " PharmaJet Inc ., the developer of a needle-free injection technology to administer medications and vaccines to patients, and bioCSL Inc. , the maker of AFLURIA today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the PharmaJet Stratis 0.5mL Needle-Free Jet Injector for delivery of AFLURIA in individuals aged 18 to 64 years.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

Sys-Con Media

ContraFect Corporation's Universal Influenza Treatment Receives SBIR Funding

ContraFect Corporation , a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of protein therapeutics and antibody products for life-threatening, drug-resistant infectious diseases, announced that CF-404, its universal influenza treatment, received a $3.3 million, 3.5 year Advanced Technology Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to fund its pre-clinical development. Trellis Bioscience, LLC, with which ContraFect collaborated to create and then in-licensed the universal influenza treatment, obtained the grant and Larry Kauvar, PhD, Trellis VP and Chief Scientific Officer, is the Principal Investigator on these studies.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Regina Leader Post

Rare respiratory virus strikes Canadian kids but little cause for alarm, expert says

Hundreds of children in the U.S. have been sickened by an uncommon virus. It is likely enterovirus 68 also has struck in Canada, but a pediatric expert says there is no cause for panic.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

She Knows

Tips to keep your kids safe and healthy during flu season

Flu and cold season is already here! With this sudden respiratory flu already on the march, here are some tips to keep you and your kids safe and healthy. Nobody likes the flu -- especially not little ones to whom the illness can be much more serious than in the average adult.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

FOX Carolina

Common sense steps can help keep you healthy this cold and flu season

With flu season around the corner, keep in mind some common sense tips that will help you stay healthy. A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Biology News Net

Protein secrets of Ebola virus

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than 2000 lives, has highlighted the need for a deeper understanding of the molecular biology of the virus that could be critical in the development of vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat or prevent Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Now, a team at the University of Virginia , USA - under the leadership of Dr Dan Engel, a virologist, and Dr Zygmunt Derewenda, a structural biologist - has obtained the crystal structure of a key protein involved in Ebola virus replication, the C-terminal domain of the Zaire Ebola virus nucleoprotein [Dziubanska et al. .


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, University of Virginia, Medicine, Health

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Knox Co. Health Department offers flu vaccinations for schools

Knox Co. Health Department offers flu vaccinations for schools The Knox County Health Department kicked off its School Influenza Flu Mist Program on Monday.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Lake Worth, FL, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu


Sick, ill, cold, flu, allergies, blowing nose

It's that time of year again -- cold and flu season. Get a refresher on how to avoid getting sick.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Bennington Banner

Price Chopper pharmacies announce availability of flu vaccines

With flu season right around the corner and school activities kicking off, now is the time to protect yourself from this year's flu strain. All Price Chopper Pharmacies are now carrying the flu vaccine and Price Chopper's pharmacists can administer it -- with no appointment necessary -- for anyone over the age of 19. "This is the time that people should be looking to get the flu vaccination, not after flu activity peaks and you are at a high risk to get it," said Kathy Bryant, Price Chopper's vice president of pharmacy.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention