Navigation Links
Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Lessen Swine Flu Impact
Date:10/6/2009

onditions and a high frequency of seasonal vaccination, which may underestimate our results," Valdespino-Gomez said.

Dr. Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine in New York City, isn't surprised to hear that a seasonal flu shot offers some protection from the swine flu.

"The implication is that if you trigger an antibody response to an H1N1 flu virus of any kind, it may be useful as part of the body's attempt to fight the flu," he said. "That would explain why it wouldn't immunize you, but could prevent you from having a severe outcome."

Siegel cautioned that the seasonal vaccine the study participants received was last year's vaccine. This year's seasonal vaccine is a different mix of viruses so it may not have any protection against the H1N1 swine flu, he said.

"People who have gotten a seasonal flu shot should not assume they are protected from the H1N1 flu," Siegel said. "Clearly, the amount of protection you are getting from a seasonal flu shot is not nearly of the magnitude that would take the place of getting this year's H1N1 vaccine."

You need both shots, he said.

More information

For more information on flu, visit the Flu.gov.



SOURCES: Jose Luis Valdespino-Gomez, M.D., M.P.H., epidemiologist, Laboratorios de Biologicos y Reactivos de Mexico, Mexico City; Marc Siegel, M.D., associate professor, medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, and author, Swine Flu: The New Pandemic; Oct. 7, 2009, British Medical Journal, online


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Financial Times Selects CAMFED International for 2007 Reader Seasonal Appeal
2. Study Author Urges Peers to Stop Using Pain Pumps in the Shoulder Joint as Seasonal Surge in Use Approaches
3. Large VA study finds seasonal differences in blood pressure
4. Safeguard Your Pet From Seasonal Ailments
5. Seasonal Sippers Supply Bone-Building Benefits
6. Barr Subsidiary Sues Watson and Sandoz for SEASONALE(R) Patent Infringement
7. Watson Confirms Patent Litigation With Barr Related to Seasonale(R)
8. Lack of Light and Seasonal Depression - Whats the Link? From the Harvard Health Letter
9. Seasonal Safety Tips for Older Adults
10. Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study
11. Study provides new understanding of forces behind seasonal flu virus evolution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... NetDimensions is once again named among ... platforms required not only to effectively deliver, curate and administer great programs, but also ... , For six consecutive years, NetDimensions has maintained its position on this Top ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... "I need a little help supporting and stabilizing myself when getting into ... "I developed this support handle to give me the extra little boost that I ... a helping hand when stepping into or out of the tub or shower. The ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Standifer Insurance Group, a full service ... a joint charity drive with the Meadow View Elementary School in Alabaster. , ... and many lack the simple supplies necessary for a productive scholastic career. In ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2015 , ... An ... good sleep. "My knees tend to knock against each other while I’m trying to ... to prevent this from happening." , The easy-to-use, ergonomic BTKG BED TIME KNEE GUARD ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... the optical industry announces its new SightLine Proximity Computer Reading Glasses. ... reading glasses. SightLine lenses are engineered with variable magnification levels so whether ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 2Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 3Health News:Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Bathroom Stabilization Aid (LCC-432) 2Health News:Standifer Insurance Group Initiates Charity Drive to Provide School Supplies for Underprivileged Meadow View Elementary Students 2Health News:Standifer Insurance Group Initiates Charity Drive to Provide School Supplies for Underprivileged Meadow View Elementary Students 3Health News:Finally a better pair of reading glasses for Computer users; Introducing SightLine Computer Reading Glasses with patented multifocal lens technology 2
... Year-Round Immune Support is Best to Ensure the Body,s Peak ... Performance When You Need it ... against infection requires a strong and healthy immune system.,Keeping the immune ... cold season., "It is believed that our immune system is ...
... (February 25, 2008) HealthGrades, the nations ... Americas 50 Best Hospitals, an elite class ... Best Hospital designation represents the healthcare industrys ... clinical outcomes among U.S. hospitals. ...
... module, targeting ... ... and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 Annual,Conference & Exhibition, Microsoft Corp. ... solution designed to,help healthcare organizations identify potential adverse events that occur,during ...
... cell differentiation into different kinds of tissues in embryos, plays ... life, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston ... Nature Medicine. Their findings may provide a basis for understanding ... bone. , We knew that Notch is important in patterning ...
... are Treating the Disease as Chronic, ... Relapsing Brain Disorder, Advances Made in Understanding Biology of ... ,Moral Failing, to ,Legitimate ... Expert, NEW YORK, Feb. 24 Although the American Medical,Association recognized addiction ...
... the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ... Movement By Early Microsoft Employee Pride Foundation ... Pride Foundation of Seattle is honored,to announce the establishment of ... Weiland,s gift of $65 million is the largest single bequest,ever ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prime Your Immune System During the Peak of Cold Season and Beyond 2Health News:America's 50 best hospitals 2008 released by HealthGrades 2Health News:America's 50 best hospitals 2008 released by HealthGrades 3Health News:Microsoft Introduces Patient Safety Screening Tool to Stop Spread of In-Hospital Infections 2Health News:Microsoft Introduces Patient Safety Screening Tool to Stop Spread of In-Hospital Infections 3Health News:Microsoft Introduces Patient Safety Screening Tool to Stop Spread of In-Hospital Infections 4Health News:Notch controls bone formation and strength 2Health News:NEWSWEEK Cover: The Hunt for an Addiction Vaccine 2Health News:NEWSWEEK Cover: The Hunt for an Addiction Vaccine 3Health News:NEWSWEEK Cover: The Hunt for an Addiction Vaccine 4Health News:Ric Weiland Leaves $65 Million to Support Gay Rights and HIV/AIDS Organizations 2Health News:Ric Weiland Leaves $65 Million to Support Gay Rights and HIV/AIDS Organizations 3
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015 The Elekta Linac-based ... Boston on July 9th for its ... to more fully exploit the potential of advances in ... diseases. "As an established provider of sophisticated ... assume a leadership role - in collaboration with its ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Aug. 27, 2015 ... and Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT ... a U.S. patient survey to advance understanding of ... including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The Interstitial Lung ... steps and time required for patients to receive ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Aug. 27, 2015 ... and the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the ... that it will release its year-end financial results for ... September 4, 2015. DelMar,s management team ... webcast for investors, analysts and other interested parties on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Elekta Consortium to Push Frontiers of Linear Accelerator-Based Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for the Brain 2New Elekta Consortium to Push Frontiers of Linear Accelerator-Based Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for the Brain 3Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Veracyte Partner on Survey Exploring Diagnostic Experiences of U.S. Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease 2Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Veracyte Partner on Survey Exploring Diagnostic Experiences of U.S. Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease 3Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Veracyte Partner on Survey Exploring Diagnostic Experiences of U.S. Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Announce Fiscal 2015 Year-End Financial Results on September 4, 2015 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Announce Fiscal 2015 Year-End Financial Results on September 4, 2015 3
... , HAMBURG , Feb. 3 ... Therapy (NPWT) will assemble this week to develop a comprehensive, ... Expert Panel is drafting recommendations for a range of NPWT ... clinical evidence.  Where published evidence is insufficient, the Panel will ...
... , , ... Technologies ® announced today the hiring of Ron Peele ... to a commercial business.  Mr. Peele has spent the past 25 ... joins STB® from Revolution Health, where he was a founding investor ...
Cached Medicine Technology:International NPWT Expert Panel Convenes in Hamburg 2International NPWT Expert Panel Convenes in Hamburg 3Ron Peele Named President of STB Lifesaving Technologies(R) 2Ron Peele Named President of STB Lifesaving Technologies(R) 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: