Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Apr 04, 2017
Boy getting flu shot

Study: Vaccine halves risk of death from flu in kids

Vaccine effectiveness was 65% in preventing deaths in healthy children and 51% in high-risk kids.

Mar 29, 2017

News Scan for Mar 29, 2017

MERS case
Brazil yellow fever vaccination
Avian flu outbreaks
Flu vaccine uptake
Hepatitis elimination
E coli in flour
Mar 23, 2017

Flu Scan for Mar 23, 2017

Low-path avian flu in Alabama
Flu vaccine immune response
Mar 14, 2017

News Scan for Mar 14, 2017

MERS hospital case
H5 avian flu outbreaks
Pandemic 2009 flu vaccine
Mar 09, 2017

Flu Scan for Mar 09, 2017

More H5N1 in Vietnam
FDA flu vaccine strain selection
Mar 02, 2017
Flu shot in elderly

Study: High-dose flu vaccine may cut deaths in seniors

The vaccine cut deaths 36.4% in a severe flu season but not at all in the next season.

Mar 02, 2017
Syringe and vial

WHO swaps H1N1 for 2017-18 flu vaccine, recommends 2 new H7N9 viruses

The new H1N1 strain mirrors the change the WHO made last September for the Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine.

Feb 16, 2017
Flu vaccine production

Current flu vaccine protects about half of recipients

Effectiveness so far this season is 48% in the US and slightly lower in Europe.

Feb 10, 2017
Flu vaccine being injected

Studies shed light on effects of serial flu shots, current vaccine's benefits

Getting a flu shot 2 years in a row apparently can, under certain circumstances, backfire.

Feb 08, 2017

News Scan for Feb 08, 2017

Ebola in breast milk
Drought as West Nile driver
Varicella vaccine doses
H1N1 vaccine protection
Oseltamivir cost analysis

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Athale S, Banchereau R, Thompson-Snipes L, et al. Influenza vaccines differentially regulate the interferon response in human dendritic cell subsets. Sci Transl Med 2017 Mar 22;9(382):eaaf9194

Baxter R, Eaton A, Hansen J, et al. Safety of quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine in subjects aged 2-49 years. Vaccine 2017 (published online Feb 2)

Castilla J, Navascues A, Casado I, et al. Combined effectiveness of prior and current season influenza vaccination in northern Spain: 2016/17 mid-season analysis. Euro Surveill 2017 Feb 16;22(7):pii=30465

Cheng AC, Macartney KK, Waterer GW, et al. Repeated vaccination does not appear to impact on influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 17)

De Serres G, Skowronski DM, Ward BJ, et al. Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers: critical analysis of the evidence for patient benefit underpinning policies of enforcement. PLoS One 2017 Jan 27;12(1):e0163586

Debbink K, McCrone JT, Petrie JG, et al. Vaccination has minimal impact on the intrahost diversity of H3N2 influenza viruses. PLoS Pathog 2017 Jan 31;13(1):e1006194

Does seasonal vaccination affect the clinical presentation of influenza among the elderly? a cross-sectional analysis in the outpatient setting in France, 2003-2014

Fell DB, Bhutta ZA, Hutcheon JA, et al. Report of the WHO technical consultation on the effect of maternal influenza and influenza vaccination on the developing fetus: Montreal, Canada, September 20-October 1, 2015. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 24)

Flannery B, Chung JR, Thaker SN, et al. Interim estimates of 2016-17 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness — United States, February 2017. MMWR 2016 Feb 17;66(6):167-71

Flannery B, Reynolds SB, Blanton L, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness against pediatric deaths: 2010-2014. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Apr 3)

Guvenc IA, Parildar H, Sahin MK, et al. Better knowledge and regular vaccination practices correlate well with higher seasonal influenza vaccine uptake in people at risk: promising survey results from a university outpatient clinic. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 24)

Hampson A, Barr I, Cox N, et al. Improving the selection and development of influenza vaccine viruses — report of a WHO informal consultation on improving influenza vaccine virus selection, Hong Kong SAR, China, 18-20 November 2015. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jan 25)

Hergens M, Baum U, Brytting M, et al. Mid-season real-time estimates of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness in persons 65 years and older in registered-based surveillance, Stockholm County, Sweden, and Finland, January 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Feb 23;22(8):pii=30469

Imburgia TM, Hendrix KS, Donahue KL, et al. Predictors of influenza vaccination in the U.S. among children 9-13 years of age. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 27)

Kang GJ, Culp RK, Abbas KM, et al. Facilitators and barriers of parental attitudes and beliefs toward school-located influenza vaccination in the United States: systematic review. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 18)

Kissling E, Rondy M, I-MOVE/I-MOVE+ study team. Early 2016/17 vaccine effectiveness estimates against influenza A(H3N2):I-MOVE multicentre case control studies at primary care and hospital levels in Europe. Euro Surveill 2017 Feb 16;22(7):pii=30464

Koepke R, Schauer SL, Davis JP. Measuring maternal Tdap and influenza vaccination rates: comparison of two population-based methods. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 21)

Leung TF, Chan RWY, Kwok A, et al. School-based surveillance for influenza vaccine effectiveness during 2014-15 seasons in Hong Kong. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2017 (published online Apr 26)

Martinez-Baz I, Casado I, Navascues A, et al. Effect of repeated vaccination with the same vaccine component against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 7)

O'Halloran AC, Lu PJ, Williams WW, et al. Influenza vaccination among workers — 21 U.S. states, 2013. Am J Infect Contr 2017 Apr 1;45(4):410-6

Ofstead CL, Amelang MR, Wetzler HP, et al. Moving the needle on nursing staff influenza vaccination in long-term care: results of an evidence-based intervention. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 25)

Pebody R, Sile B, Warburton F, et al. Live attenuated influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation due to laboratory-confirmed influenza in children two to six years of age in England in the 2015/16 season. Euro Surveill 2017 Jan 26;22(4):pii=30450

Quinn SC, Jamison A, Freimuth VS, et al. Exploring racial influences on flu vaccine attitudes and behavior: results of a national survey of White and African American adults. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jan 17)

Sanchez-Ramos EL, Monarrez-Espino J, Noyola DE. Impact of vaccination on influenza mortality in children <5 years old in Mexico. Vaccine 2017 (published online Feb 2)

Shay DK, Chillarige Y, Kelman J, et al. Comparative effectiveness of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccines among US Medicare beneficiaries in preventing postinfluenza deaths during 2012–2013 and 2013–2014. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 2)

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