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MedImmune to Present Data on RSV and Influenza at 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
Date:10/16/2009

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MedImmune abstracts to be presented at AAP on influenza include:

  • Survey of Physician-Led Influenza Immunization Programs in Schools

Harry F. Hull, M.D., HF Hull & Associates, Oral Presentation: October 19; 11:45-11:55 AM Session: Council on School Health

BACKGROUND: The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices now recommend annual influenza immunizations for all children aged six months to 18 years. School-located immunization programs (SIPs) may offer an efficient, less costly means to reach large numbers of school-aged children. There have been reports of physician-led SIPs conducted independently from public health departments, but little is known about these programs. This study documented the experience of physician-led SIPs for the benefit of other physicians considering organizing SIPs.

Additional information about the 2009 AAP National Conference & Exhibition can be found at http://www.aap.org/nce/.

About Palivizumab

Palivizumab is a prescription medication that is used to help prevent a serious lung disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children at high risk. It is given as a shot, usually in the thigh muscle, each month during the RSV season. Children who develop an RSV infection while receiving palivizumab should continue the monthly dosing schedule throughout the season.

Palivizumab should not be used in patients with a history of a severe allergic reaction to palivizumab or its ingredients. Cases of severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis and other types of hypersensitivity reactions have been reported with Synagis. These reactions may occur when any dose of Synagis is given, not just the first one. Very low platelet cou
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