The FDA approves 2008-09 flu vaccine –

The FDA approves 2008-09 flu vaccine –
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the 2008-09 seasonal influenza vaccine that includes strains likely to cause flu in the United States.

The FDA changed all three strains for this year’s influenza vaccine — an unusual occurrence, as usually only one or two strains are updated from year to year.

They truly have a tough job: predict the future.  Get it right and nobody notices, get it wrong and there’s plent of fingers pointing at you.

Here’s hoping for an uneventful flu season.


  1. I had an cards attending who said the same thing about anticoagulation: you never see the strokes you prevent, only the bleeds in patients you treated and the strokes in patients you didn’t treat.

  2. Thanks for the news tip. I posted the story on my TV station’s website.

    Here’s a medical story tip for ya.
    “All U.S. adults could be overweight in 40 years”