July 8, 2015

Flublok is the only flu vaccine made in a 100% egg-free system using modern cell culture technology, which speeds production to market. 

June 4, 2015

Flublok uses an egg-free system, which means that manufacturing it doesn’t require influenza virus or antibiotics.

February 27, 2015

ACIP on Thursday recommended that children ages 6 months and older get an annual influenza vaccine with no preference stated for either the nasal spray vaccine or the flu shot.

December 12, 2014

Sanofi Pasteur announced that the FDA approved the supplemental biologics license application for Fluzone Intradermal Quadrivalent vaccine.

November 3, 2014

Protein Sciences Corp. last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Flublok influenza vaccine for all adults ages 18 years and older.

October 28, 2014

Novartis announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its influenza vaccines business to CSL for an agreed price of $275 million.

 

October 1, 2014

Protein Sciences Corp. on Monday announced today that doses of its Flublok influenza vaccine have been released and are now available for shipment.

September 23, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual seasonal influenza immunization for all people ages 6 months and older.

September 18, 2014

Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy adults ages 18 years to 64 years has yet to top 40%.

 

September 4, 2014

Target announced on Thursday that flu vaccines are now available at all Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide.

August 21, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the 2014-15 influenza season.

August 19, 2014

PharmaJet, the developer of a needle-free injection technology to administer medications and vaccines to patients, and bioCSL, the maker of Afluria (influenza vaccine) on Tuesday announced the Food and Drug Administration has approved the PharmaJet Stratis 0.5mL Needle-Free Jet Injector for delivery of Afluria in individuals ages 18 years to 64 years.

July 7, 2014

According to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to recommend that healthy children between the ages of 2 years and 8 years be inoculated with a live attenuated influenza vaccine like FluMist, as opposed to the traditional flu shot. 

July 3, 2014

Novartis on Wednesday announced that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the U.S. market for the 2014-2015 season.

March 14, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association has completed its 2013 Pharmacy-based Influenza and Adult Immunization Survey and found an increase in the administration of numerous vaccines by pharmacists, a growing network of patient referral relationships and steps being taken toward improved documentation practices, the Association has announced.

February 21, 2014

Only one-third of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 have gotten their flu shot this season, which is a contributing factor to why this year's flu activity has hit young adults particularly hard, according to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

December 11, 2013

All children attending day care or preschool in New York must get a flu vaccine by the end of the year, according to published reports.

December 10, 2013

Only a quarter of respondents to a new survey would call a doctor for advice when someone at home has the flu, despite widespread recognition of it as serious and of the need for vaccination.

October 7, 2013

Safeway on Monday announced that both traditional and high-dose influenza vaccines are available nationwide. In addition, those who get a flu vaccine will receive a 10%-off coupon.

August 5, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for shipment the latest version of a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine, the drug maker said Monday.

November 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the approval of Novartis' Flucelvax, the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed in the United States produced using cultured animal cells, instead of fertilized chicken eggs.

October 25, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley received their seasonal flu vaccination Thursday morning at a Duane Reade pharmacy in New York City, demonstrating the importance of taking proactive steps to prevent the spread of influenza.

October 22, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur announced Monday the presentation of three clinical trials of an experimental influenza vaccine.

October 9, 2012

While much of the focus on pharmacist-administered vaccinations has been on influenza and shingles, there also have been efforts to significantly expand the number of diseases against which customers at the local pharmacy can get protection.