New Vaccine Protects Against Four Strains of Flu

GlaxoSmithKline created a vaccine to protect against four strains of the flu virus. Prior to its advent, vaccines protected against only three strains. More comprehensive viral protection is important because providers never know which strain will predominate in a given year. The vaccine is called Fluarix Quadrilivalent (Fluarix). Recently, the FDA approved Fluarix for shipment to health care providers, and the largest order for the vaccine came from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC ordered 4 million doses for initial distribution to local and state health care providers.

Read more here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s