More federal funding approved for universal flu vaccine

More federal funding has been approved for a universal flu vaccine. A $40 million increase was approved. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has been a leading voice in calling for more federal funding for a universal flu vaccine.

Senators call for $1B for flu vaccine development

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – There’s a push in Washington to spend $1 billion over the next five years to encourage the development of a universal flu vaccine. The new legislation, proposed by Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and several other fellow senators, comes as preliminary figures released Friday suggest the […]

Flu season is around the corner. Is your family prepared?

It’s time to call your pediatrician. All children should get a flu shot as soon as it becomes available this season, preferably before the end of October, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends in a policy statement published Monday. It also emphasizes that the shot is preferred over the nasal mist.

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