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

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)

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)

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

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