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Link Between Influenza Vaccine, Spontaneous Abortion Further Clarified

Link Between Influenza Vaccine, Spontaneous Abortion Further Clarified

Pregnant women who received vaccines containing the pH1N1 antigen for 2 consecutive influenza seasons may have increased risk for spontaneous abortion 28 days postvaccination.

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Efficacy of Non-Adjuvanted Influenza H1N1 Vaccine in Systemic Sclerosis

Efficacy of Non-Adjuvanted Influenza H1N1 Vaccine in Systemic Sclerosis

Use of the non-adjuvanted influenza A H1N1 vaccine was shown to be safe and efficacious in patients with systemic sclerosis.

CDC Updates Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

CDC Updates Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

For the 2017-18 season, quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines will be available; live attenuated influenza vaccine is not recommended for use.

Intravenous Zanamivir Safe, Efficacious in Children With Influenza

Intravenous Zanamivir Safe, Efficacious in Children With Influenza

Zanamivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor approved in the United States as an oral inhalation powder for acute, uncomplicated influenza in children ≥7 years of age and prophylaxis in children ≥5 years of age.

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

Temporary cessation of methotrexate after receiving the influenza vaccine improves the immunogenicity of vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Oral Tablet Influenza Vaccine Shows Promising Results

Oral Tablet Influenza Vaccine Shows Promising Results

An investigational H1 influenza oral tablet vaccine provides similar protection against influenza as an injectable vaccine.

Greater Pandemic Potential With a Highly Pathogenic H7N9 Avian Influenza Virus

Greater Pandemic Potential With a Highly Pathogenic H7N9 Avian Influenza Virus

A highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza variant has evolved and now has the potential to cause a pandemic

FDA Expands Peramivir Injection for Children With Acute Uncomplicated Influenza

FDA Expands Peramivir Injection for Children With Acute Uncomplicated Influenza

The has expanded the use of Rapivab to pediatric patients aged ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza

Newer Influenza Tests Have Better Sensitivity Compared With Traditional Tests

Newer Influenza Tests Have Better Sensitivity Compared With Traditional Tests

Digital immunoassays and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests have higher sensitivities for detecting influenza than rapid influenza diagnostic tests.

Influenza Vaccination Among Health Care Personnel Reviewed

Influenza Vaccination Among Health Care Personnel Reviewed

Only 78% of health care personnel and only 53.6% of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 influenza season.

Influenza Vaccine in Elderly Adults: Is High-Dose Better Than Standard-Dose?

Influenza Vaccine in Elderly Adults: Is High-Dose Better Than Standard-Dose?

A higher dose of the flu vaccine provided better protection against respiratory and all-cause hospital admissions.

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