Influenza

Extended Shelf Life Approved for Egg-Free Flu Vaccine

By April 05, 2017

Flublok Quadrivalent was approved by the FDA in October 2016 for use in adults aged >18 years.

Seniors Benefit from High-Dose Vaccine During Severe Flu Season

By March 02, 2017

The high-dose influenza vaccine was first approved in 2009 for adults 65 years of age and older.

How Effective Is the Flu Vaccine This Year?

February 21, 2017

More severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

Atopic Dermatitis May Impact Intradermal Flu Vaccine Efficacy

February 14, 2017

Reduced immune response after intradermal vaccination among patients colonized with S. aureus

Optimal Timing ID'd for Flu Shot During 3-Week Chemo Cycle

December 28, 2016

Comparable antibody responses for influenza vaccination on day 1 or 11 of chemo cycle

Live Attenuated Flu Shot Feasible for Children With Egg Allergy

December 09, 2015

For young people with egg allergy, live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) is well tolerated, with low risk of systemic allergic reactions, according to a study published online December 8 in The BMJ.

Is Oseltamivir-Warfarin Interaction to Blame for Elevated INR?

By May 20, 2015

A case study in Pediatrics describes the first published report of a potential oseltamivir-warfarin interaction in a child with influenza and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.