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Repeat Influenza Vaccination Yields Reduced Antibody Response

Repeat Influenza Vaccination Yields Reduced Antibody Response

Health care workers who had multiple annual vaccinations for influenza demonstrated lower serologic responses to the most current vaccination compared with those who had less than 2 previous vaccinations.

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Clinician Communication Impacts Parental Decision-Making With Flu Vaccination

Clinician Communication Impacts Parental Decision-Making With Flu Vaccination

Clinician communication in recommending influenza vaccination in children impacts parental vaccine decision-making.

Influenza Vaccination With Microneedle Patches on the Horizon

Influenza Vaccination With Microneedle Patches on the Horizon

An experimental microneedle patch has demonstrated the ability to safely administer an influenza vaccine.

Influenza Risk Higher Among Vaccinated Patients With Obesity

Influenza Risk Higher Among Vaccinated Patients With Obesity

Obesity may increase the risk of influenza and influenza-like illness.

CDC: Influenza Deaths in Children High for 2016-17 Season

CDC: Influenza Deaths in Children High for 2016-17 Season

Over 100 influenza-associated deaths in children occurred throughout the 2016-2017 flu season.

Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Better Protects Elderly Patients

Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Better Protects Elderly Patients

Flublok Quadrivalent, developed without the use of eggs, is a recombinant protein-based vaccine.

Designer Protein Halts Influenza Virus From Infecting Cells

Designer Protein Halts Influenza Virus From Infecting Cells

A designer protein stopped the influenza virus from infecting cells in culture and protected mice after being exposed to heavy doses of the virus, according to a new study.

Improving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Patients With RA

Improving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Patients With RA

Temporarily stopping methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis improves the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccine.

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Does Not Worsen Risk of Asthma

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Does Not Worsen Risk of Asthma

Using live attenuated influenza vaccine in young children does not increase risk for exacerbation of asthma.

Novel Adjuvanted H7N1 Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Older Adults

Novel Adjuvanted H7N1 Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Older Adults

The adjuvanted H7N1 vaccine was safe and immunogenic after 2 doses in adults age 65 and older, according to a new study.

Influenza Vaccine Dose-Sparing Possible Without Compromising Safety

Influenza Vaccine Dose-Sparing Possible Without Compromising Safety

A prospective multicenter study examined the optimal dose of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccines.

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