Influenza

CDC: Factors that Influence Flu Vaccine Coverage Among Pregnant Women, HCPs

September 29, 2017

But only 53.6 percent of pregnant women received flu shot before/during pregnancy in 2016-2017

Experts Concerned About Study that Links Flu Vaccine to Spontaneous Abortion

By September 14, 2017

Overall, the study points to an association between spontaneous abortion and influenza vaccination receipt in the past 28 days. This link, however, proved significant only among those vaccinated in the previous season with the pH1N1-containing vaccine.

Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine Approved for Use in 5-Year-Olds

By September 14, 2017

Data from a randomized, observer-blinded, comparator-controlled study (n=2,278) evaluating children aged 5-17 years showed that Afluria Quadrivalent vaccine was non-inferior to a comparator vaccine containing the same recommended virus strains.

CDC: Updated Influenza Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018

By August 28, 2017

While still a licensed product, the ACIP does not recommend use of live attenuated influenza vaccine.

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.