Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fast Facts on Influenza from the CDC 2010-2011

A total of 3,306 new cases of influenza confirmed during
influenza season week 6.

Influenza A accounted for 78.6% of the influenza cases
Influenza B accounted for 21.4%

2011-2011 35 pediatric deaths

Monday, May 23, 2011

FDA approves meningococcal vaccine for infants

The FDA has approved the use of the meningococcal vaccine for infants. Menactra was approved to prevent N. meningitidis for use in infants. The approval is for a 2 dose series to be administered 3 months apart. It is not yet officially included in the immunization schedule but we are definitely looking forward to its inclusion.