Compared with a standard-dose influenza vaccine, several enhanced influenza vaccines improved humoral and cell-mediated immune responses in older adults.
The Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to NanoFlu (Novavax) for seasonal influenza vaccination in adults ≥65 years.
Flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations have risen sharply since October, with at least 6.4 million reported cases and 55,000 hospitalizations.
A new vaccine for the avian influenza A(H5N1) was shown to be safe and immunogenic.
Flu continues to spread throughout the United States and has reached elevated levels in nearly every state.
Study authors highlighted that while diagnostic associations are helpful in suggesting diagnostic possibilities, they must be supported by clinical correlation of characteristic clinical features.
Vaccine effectiveness and severity of current and prior seasons of influenza have demonstrated no association with vaccination rate in children, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Compared with other pediatric and adolescent vaccines, the influenza vaccination rate remains low in children. Although many reasons may affect whether a child is vaccinated, the extent…
Evidence of higher quality is needed to better understand sex differences in response to influenza vaccine.
About one in three individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) did not receive an influenza vaccination in the past year.
Baloxavir marboxil was well-tolerated in a pediatric population and rapidly reduced viral titers.
The FDA has approved a supplemental NDA for Xofluza for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza in patients aged 12 years and older.
While oral oseltamivir decreased viral shedding in adults with influenza and without risk factors for complications of influenza compared with placebo, it did not significantly decrease the time to resolution of clinical symptoms.
The risk for hospitalization with pandemic influenza is higher for patients with type 2 diabetes than for those without type 2 diabetes.
Seasonal influenza viruses are circulating widely in the Southern Hemisphere, but influenza activity is currently low in the United States.
Many US adults, including some at the highest risk for the flu and pneumonia, do not plan to get preventive vaccines.
Early events in vaccine-induced immunity may be blunted in repeatedly vaccinated individuals.
The use of N95 respirators vs medical masks among outpatient healthcare personnel resulted in no differences in incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza.
Probiotics could reduce the health care and economic burden of flu-like respiratory tract infections.
Compared with the standard-dose influenza vaccine, a high-dose quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine, GC3114, may provide a more effective influenza vaccine option for the elderly population.
The recommendations of the ACIP relating to the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States have been updated for 2019 to 2020.