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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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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.

ACIP Issues New Influenza Guidelines for 2017-2018

ACIP Issues New Influenza Guidelines for 2017-2018

The ACIP issued new guidelines for the upcoming influenza season including not using live attenuated influenza vaccine because of concerns of effectiveness.

Influenza Vaccine's Effectiveness Following Repeated Vaccination

Influenza Vaccine's Effectiveness Following Repeated Vaccination

Influenza vaccination is recommended annually because of antigenic drift, which warrants the change of influenza vaccine on a year-to-year basis.

Guideline Update: Influenza Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018

Guideline Update: Influenza Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018

The trivalent, quadrivalent, and recombinant influenza vaccines will be available for use in the 2017-2018 flu season.

Seqirus Begins Shipping 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccines

Seqirus Begins Shipping 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccines

Both trivalent and quadrivalent formulations of the influenza vaccine will be offered by Seqirus, which were developed using egg- and cell-based technologies.

Influenza Vaccination Beneficial for Elderly With Asthma

Influenza Vaccination Beneficial for Elderly With Asthma

The flu vaccine may have benefits by reducing negative outcomes and mortality associated with contracting influenza.

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children Ineffective During 2015-16 Season

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children Ineffective During 2015-16 Season

The live attenuated influenza vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.

Prior Maternal Flu Vaccination Does Not Affect Newborn Antibody Titers

Prior Maternal Flu Vaccination Does Not Affect Newborn Antibody Titers

Prior influenza vaccination predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains in pregnant women.

Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Reduces Infant Risk for Acute Lower Respiratory Infection

Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Reduces Infant Risk for Acute Lower Respiratory Infection

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy decreases infant hospitalizations for all-cause acute lower respiratory tract infection during the first 3 months of life.

First Doses of Fluzone Vaccines Shipped for 2017-2018 Flu Season

First Doses of Fluzone Vaccines Shipped for 2017-2018 Flu Season

Sanofi Pasteur announced that the first doses of Fluzone for the upcoming 2017-2018 influenza season have been shipped.

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