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DOH hosts H1N1 vaccination clinics across island

DOH hosts H1N1 vaccination clinics across island

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health (DOH) will be holding free H1N1 vaccination clinics on the Big Island throughout the month of April. The clinics will be at two locations, one in Hilo and the other in Kona, and anyone who has not yet received the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine should make an appointment […]

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A study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists provides additional confirmation that meat and tissue from pigs exposed to two strains of the 2009 novel pandemic H1N1 virus did not contain virus. The results were published today in the Public Library of Science’s online journal, PLoS ONE.

USDA study confirms pork from pigs exposed to H1N1 virus is safe to eat

A study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists provides additional confirmation that meat and tissue from pigs exposed to two strains of the 2009 novel pandemic H1N1 virus did not contain virus. The results were published today in the Public Library of Science’s online journal, PLoS ONE.

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As of yesterday, 620,000 H1N1 vaccine doses have been allocated to Hawaiʻi. Of that amount, 418,040 doses have either shipped or are in transit to Hawaiʻi for providers, representing 67 percent of Hawaiʻi’s total allocation.

“The supply has finally caught up with the demand, and starting Monday, we will be able to offer the H1N1 vaccine to anyone who wants it,” said State Department of Health Director Chiyome Fukino, M.D.

Hawai‘i college students, general public encouraged to get H1N1 vaccine during ‘Influenza Vaccination Week’

As of yesterday, 620,000 H1N1 vaccine doses have been allocated to Hawaiʻi. Of that amount, 418,040 doses have either shipped or are in transit to Hawaiʻi for providers, representing 67 percent of Hawaiʻi’s total allocation. “The supply has finally caught up with the demand, and starting Monday, we will be able to offer the H1N1 […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is aware that pregnant women, parents of young children, and others may have questions about the safety of thimerosal in vaccines against 2009 H1N1 flu. Here is some information to help you in making decisions.

Fact Sheet: safety of Thimerosal in vaccines against 2009 H1N1 Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is aware that pregnant women, parents of young children, and others may have questions about the safety of thimerosal in vaccines against 2009 H1N1 flu. Here is some information to help you in making decisions.

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First, it is important to point out that the recall is not safety-related. As part of its quality assurance program, the manufacturer of the nasal spray monovalent 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, MedImmune, performs routine, ongoing stability testing of the vaccine. Stability testing means measuring the strength (also called potency) of the vaccine over time to make sure it does not go below a pre-specified limit during the vaccine’s “shelf life.”

Voluntary non-safety-related recall of specific lots of nasal spray vaccine for 2009 H1N1 Influenza

First, it is important to point out that the recall is not safety-related. As part of its quality assurance program, the manufacturer of the nasal spray monovalent 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, MedImmune, performs routine, ongoing stability testing of the vaccine. Stability testing means measuring the strength (also called potency) of the vaccine over time to […]

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) announced that thanks to vaccine supplies gradually catching up with demand, Hawai‘i vaccination providers can now use the 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccine (LAIV -- live attenuated influenza vaccine) to vaccinate any healthy, nonpregnant persons ages 2 through 49 years old. Vaccination providers were notified of the expanded eligibility for H1N1 nasal spray vaccine earlier this past week.

H1N1 Flu nasal spray vaccine available to wider population

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) announced that thanks to vaccine supplies gradually catching up with demand, Hawai‘i vaccination providers can now use the 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccine (LAIV — live attenuated influenza vaccine) to vaccinate any healthy, nonpregnant persons ages 2 through 49 years old. Vaccination providers were notified of the expanded […]

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In fatal cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza, the virus can damage cells throughout the respiratory airway, much like the viruses that caused the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics, report researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

New York autopsies show 2009 H1N1 Flu virus damages entire airway

In fatal cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza, the virus can damage cells throughout the respiratory airway, much like the viruses that caused the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics, report researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

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CDC has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program for H1N1. The messages request that users create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the CDC.gov web site. Users that click on the embedded link in the email are at risk of having malicious code installed on their system.

Email scam posing as CDC vaccination notice

CDC has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program for H1N1. The messages request that users create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the CDC.gov web site. Users that click on the embedded link in the email are at risk of having malicious code installed on their […]

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Vaccination campaigns currently under way to protect populations from pandemic influenza are among the largest in the history of several countries, and numbers are growing daily. Given this scale of vaccine administration, at least some rare adverse reactions, not detectable during even large clinical trials, could occur, underscoring the need for rigorous monitoring of safety. Results to date are encouraging.

Safety report of H1N1 vaccine

Vaccination campaigns currently under way to protect populations from pandemic influenza are among the largest in the history of several countries, and numbers are growing daily. Given this scale of vaccine administration, at least some rare adverse reactions, not detectable during even large clinical trials, could occur, underscoring the need for rigorous monitoring of safety. […]

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The Departments are sharing this message following the confirmation of a case of H1N1 in an Iowa cat.

The 13-year-old indoor cat in Iowa was brought to the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where it tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

H1N1 Flu found in Iowa cat

The Departments are sharing this message following the confirmation of a case of H1N1 in an Iowa cat. The 13-year-old indoor cat in Iowa was brought to the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where it tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

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As experts expected, H1N1 flu is moving rapidly throughout the country and the majority of states now have widespread influenza activity. This declaration gives authority for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to waive certain regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities in response the ongoing pandemic.

President Obama Signs Emergency Declaration for H1N1 Flu

As experts expected, H1N1 flu is moving rapidly throughout the country and the majority of states now have widespread influenza activity. This declaration gives authority for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to waive certain regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities in response the ongoing pandemic.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) announced that the inoculation (shot) version of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza vaccine has arrived in Hawai‘i. Last week, Hawai‘i was allocated 6,700 doses of injectable MIV (monovalent inactivated vaccine) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2009 Novel H1N1 Influenza inoculations now available in Hawai‘i

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) announced that the inoculation (shot) version of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza vaccine has arrived in Hawai‘i. Last week, Hawai‘i was allocated 6,700 doses of injectable MIV (monovalent inactivated vaccine) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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