bird flu http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Not All St. Louis-Area EMTs Are Getting Vaccinated Against the Flu http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-all-st-louis-area-emts-are-getting-vaccinated-against-flu <p>As many as a quarter of EMTs and other emergency medical personnel in the St. Louis area may not be getting annual flu vaccinations, according to<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22464038"> a new study</a> out of Saint Louis University.<br><br>Saint Louis University nurse researcher and study lead <a href="http://www.slu.edu/x40387.xml">Terri Rebmann</a> says many study participants had misconceptions about the flu vaccine.<br><br>“Almost 40 percent of the EMTs indicated that they do not trust public health authorities when they say that the vaccine is safe,” Rebmann said.<br> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:40:52 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not All St. Louis-Area EMTs Are Getting Vaccinated Against the Flu SLU study: shot-spray combination may protect best for children's first flu vaccine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-study-shot-spray-combination-may-protect-best-childrens-first-flu-vaccine <p>A new study out of Saint Louis University suggests that a child&rsquo;s first doses of flu vaccine can be given as either two shots or two nasal sprays, but that giving one shot and one nasal spray may be most protective.</p><p>Lead researcher Dr. Dan Hoft says the nasal spray &ndash; which is a live vaccine &ndash; can cause wheezing. But it&rsquo;s more effective than an inactivated vaccine, which is injected.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:40:32 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1881 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU study: shot-spray combination may protect best for children's first flu vaccine Morning headlines: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-june-22-2011 <p><strong>FEMA to House Displaced Tornado Victims Near Joplin Airport</strong></p><p>The federal government is planning to use 50 acres south of the Joplin Regional Airport to provide temporary housing for people who lost their homes in the May 22 tornado.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:21:09 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1474 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, June 22, 2011