Study Shows School-Based Nasal Influenza Vaccinations Significantly Reduce Flu-Related Costs in Families

May 2004
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;5/31/2004, p93
A study by a pediatric research team led by investigator James C. King, Jr.,at the University of Maryland School of Medicine shows the value of vaccinating school-age children with FluMist, a nasal spray influenza vaccine that delivers a live but weakened vaccine to the nose. The study found that families of school children who received FluMist during an in-school immunization program experienced a significant drop in several common medical and economic consequences from the flu. The results of this study will be presented during the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research of the National Foundation for Infectious Disease on May 25, 2004, in Arlington, Virginia.


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