Navigation Links
FDA approves expanded label for FluMist (influenza virus vaccine live, intranasal) to include childr
Date:9/19/2007

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expanded use of FluMist (influenza virus vaccine live, intranasal) in children two to five years of age. FluMist is now approved for active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by influenza A and B viruses in individuals two to 49 years of age.1 Only one manufacturer had previously been licensed in the United States to produce influenza vaccine for children under four years of age.

In a pivotal study that included more than 4,000 children between the ages of two and five years of age during the 2004-2005 influenza season, there was a 54 percent reduction in cases of flu in children who received FluMist compared with those who received the traditional flu shot (4.5 percent vs. 9.8 percent, respectively).2 In the study, FluMist demonstrated a reduction in influenza rates compared to the inactivated vaccine against strains that were both matched and mismatched to the vaccine. FluMist is different from the flu shot in that it uses live, attenuated or weakened viruses within the vaccine to help stimulate an immune response that is designed to closely resemble the bodys natural response to an infection.3

FluMist will be available for the 2007-2008 influenza season. For more information about FluMist visit www.FluMist.com or call 1-877-FLUMIST (1-877-358-6478).


'/>"/>

Contact: Maria Dottori
dottorim@fleishman.com
212-453-2429
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. FDA approves Phase 0 trial which tests experimental drugs on humans
2. FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring
3. FDA approves new device to treat womens bleeding disorder
4. FDA Approves New HIV Drug, Viread
5. FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch
6. FDA approves surgical gel
7. FDA Approves New Arthritis Drug, Bextra
8. FDA Approves Elidel Cream for Eczema
9. FDA approves drug for rare liver disease
10. FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine
11. FDA Approves New Anti-Clotting Drug
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a ... episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS ... in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. ... a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a ... health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, ... been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Wesley Chapel, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Chapel is holding a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for ... by donating $300 or more. , Teams will work together to keep their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  True Health, a leader in integrated ... during National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate ... Research recently published ... more than 10 million American women are at ... or BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   ... leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today ... of West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration ... the Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by ... Team Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... SEOUL, South Korea , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... launched its next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. ... of chest compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency ... patient-mannequins. It also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of ... The crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: