There is a new push for a universal flu vaccine. Health officials say three more people in Connecticut died of the flu this week, bringing the total for the season to 14.
While flu cases are down in CT, health officials are monitoring increasing number of the B strain, affecting mostly children.
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.
Bill Gates is donating $12 million to fund research for a universal flu vaccine.
Though peak flu season is behind us, lawmakers are pushing for a universal flu vaccine.
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 […]
There is a push to get the flu shot, as flu season gets underway.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling for a $1 billion federal government investment for the development of a universal flu vaccine.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and local health leaders are efforting to add funds to help respond to the ongoing flu crisis.
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.