A dedicated research effort led by NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is aimed at developing a universal influenza vaccine that would confer better and longer-lasting protection against influenza virus strains.
A new guideline states patients with an egg allergy do not need to avoid or take special precautions when receiving the influenza vaccine.
A study evaluated whether influenza testing can be performed more comfortably by taking midturbinate swabs without compromising test sensitivity.
Vaccination may confer modest reductions in acute otitis media (AOM) and AOM-targeted antibiotic use but use of influenza vaccine as a strategy to reduce AOM is likely unjustified.
SMS reminders are moderately effective in increasing the amount of people receiving the influenza vaccine.
In October 2017, influenza activity was low, however it started to increase by November.
The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to Visterra's lead product, VIS410.
The limited effectiveness of the 2016-2017 influenza vaccine may stem from a mutation in fertilized chicken eggs.
Several employees were fired from a Minnesota-based hospital chain for refusing to receive flu vaccination.
Positive mood on the day of influenza vaccination in older adults is associated with enhanced vaccine effectiveness.
Use of the non-adjuvanted influenza A H1N1 vaccine was shown to be safe and efficacious in patients with systemic sclerosis.
For the 2017-18 season, quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines will be available; live attenuated influenza vaccine is not recommended for use.
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 after receiving the influenza vaccine improves the immunogenicity of vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
An investigational H1 influenza oral tablet vaccine provides similar protection against influenza as an injectable vaccine.
A highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza variant has evolved and now has the potential to cause a pandemic
The has expanded the use of Rapivab to pediatric patients aged ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza
Digital immunoassays and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests have higher sensitivities for detecting influenza than rapid influenza diagnostic tests.
The NFID urges those 65 and older to receive their annual influenza vaccination to protect against the flu.
Pregnant women who received vaccines containing the pH1N1 antigen for 2 consecutive influenza seasons may have increased risk for spontaneous abortion 28 days postvaccination.
Only 78% of health care personnel and only 53.6% of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 influenza season.
Infantile sepsis evaluations vary considerably and could benefit from the development of an updated, standardized guideline.
A higher dose of the flu vaccine provided better protection against respiratory and all-cause hospital admissions.
The ACIP issued new guidelines for the upcoming influenza season including not using live attenuated influenza vaccine because of concerns of effectiveness.
Influenza vaccination is recommended annually because of antigenic drift, which warrants the change of influenza vaccine on a year-to-year basis.
Both trivalent and quadrivalent formulations of the influenza vaccine will be offered by Seqirus, which were developed using egg- and cell-based technologies.
The flu vaccine may have benefits by reducing negative outcomes and mortality associated with contracting influenza.
The live attenuated influenza vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.
Improving the rates of children and adult influenza vaccination could improve public health drastically.
Prior influenza vaccination predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains in pregnant women.
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