Influenza

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No Association Between ASD and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

No Association Between ASD and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

Neither getting flu infection nor vaccine during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism in the child.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Found to be Safe

Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Found to be Safe

No safety signals associated with the administration of quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine were observed, according to a large population study.

CDC Reports on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

CDC Reports on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

For the predominant circulating influenza A type H3N2 flu strain, the vaccine effectiveness comes in at 43%.

Double-Dose Influenza Vaccine Safe, Effective in Young Children

Double-Dose Influenza Vaccine Safe, Effective in Young Children

Doubling the standard dose of the inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine in children younger than 3 years old had similar efficacy and safety to the standard dose of the vaccine licensed in the United States.

LAIV Safe in Children With Underlying Medical Conditions

LAIV Safe in Children With Underlying Medical Conditions

A CDC study found no significant differences in risks of hospitalization following vaccination with LAIV in children who had underlying illnesses compared to healthy children.

Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report From CDC

Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report From CDC

Map summarizing weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by the CDC's Influenza Division.

Influenza Activity Picks Up Pace Across US

Influenza Activity Picks Up Pace Across US

The most common strain is H3N2, which is contained in the 2016-2017 influenza vaccine.

When Should the Influenza Vaccine Be Administered in Chemotherapy?

When Should the Influenza Vaccine Be Administered in Chemotherapy?

Antibody responses were comparable at multiple points during the chemotherapy cycle.

Influenza Vaccine: Safe for Patients With SLE?

Influenza Vaccine: Safe for Patients With SLE?

Investigators assessed the effect of annual influenza vaccination on morbidity and mortality in patients with lupus.

Flu Vaccination in Diabetes: A Missed Opportunity

Flu Vaccination in Diabetes: A Missed Opportunity

Patients with type 2 diabetes who refuse the flu vaccine cite not feeling at risk for flu and fear of adverse events.

CDC Reports Low Influenza Vaccination Rates for 2016

CDC Reports Low Influenza Vaccination Rates for 2016

Only 40% of people report receiving the 2016 influenza vaccine.

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