HEALTHBEAT A (flu) shot in the arm
When I rolled up my sleeve last week for my annual flu shot, I was given a new option: an intradermal injection, using a microneedle to deliver the vaccine into the skin instead of the traditional int... Posted on 9/19/12 at 4:07 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Area Voices Digest #5 - October 13, 2010
Here's our weekly look atwhat's new on areavoices and what might be worth a second look.
1. Dragon News - http://dragonnews.areavoices.com Minnesota State University Moorhead has started it's offici... Posted on 10/13/10 at 12:07 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. health officials encourage flu shots
BISMARCKState health officials are encouraging North Dakotans to get an influenza vaccination this fall, saying there are more than enough doses available.
The North Dakota Department of Health and C... Posted on 10/4/10 at 11:32 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Shot
Yessiree, my arm is sore, the Nurse was ruthless, I thought I could be brave like the five year old boy that went in just prior to me..he was very brave, he didn't even whimper. The nurse was built li... Posted on 10/2/09 at 7:29 AM
New studies suggest that existing vaccines have a "track record of substantial safety and moderate efficacy," researchers wrote, but fall short of the "consistent high-level protection" that's needed. The findings should serve as a wake-up call for vaccine manufacturers, said Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
It may seem a bit early, but the area has already had its first freeze, and yes, it’s time to think about getting a flu shot. Grand Forks clinics are gearing up for the fight against the influenza virus, and no shortage of the vaccine is expected this year.
One day, your annual flu shot could come in the mail.
At least, that’s the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a patch with microneedles.
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