Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Nov 19, 2014

Flu Scan for Nov 19, 2014

Flu vaccine and pregnancy
Home testing in UK's Flusurvey
Nov 18, 2014

Flu Scan for Nov 18, 2014

Global flu activity
H5N8 outbreak in UK
New H5N1 death in Egypt
LAIV uptake in children
Nov 07, 2014

CDC: Intranasal flu vaccine didn't shield kids from H1N1 last season

Experts were surprised to find that the effectiveness of FluMist fell short in this age-group.

Nov 07, 2014

News Scan for Nov 07, 2014

Flu vaccine in elderly
2 new Saudi MERS cases
MERS contact tracing
Study of Iran MERS outbreak
Nov 03, 2014

Flu Scan for Nov 03, 2014

H7N9 case in China
Global flu vaccine coverage
Oct 31, 2014

News Scan for Oct 31, 2014

H5N1 seroprevalence in Egypt
Flublok vaccine approval
Listeria in soft cheese
Oct 27, 2014

CSL-Novartis deal includes US cell-based flu vaccine plant

The $275 million deal will make the company the second leading player in the $4 billion global flu vaccine market.

Oct 10, 2014

Some US regions seeing spotty flu vaccine delays

As the season's first flu deaths occur, some manufacturers have had delays in flu vaccine shipment.

Sep 26, 2014

WHO: Switch 2 of 3 strains in 2015 flu vaccine

Signs of antigenic drift led the WHO to changing two of the vaccine's strains for the Southern Hemisphere.

Sep 18, 2014

CDC: Flu vaccine uptake steady in health workers, pregnant women

Coverage last season was about 82% in health workers and 52% in pregnant women.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children. Pediatrics 2014 (published online Sep 22)

AAP. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children, 2014-2015. (Policy statement) Pediatrics 2014 (published online Sep 22)

Ambrose CS, Wu X, Caspard H, et al. Efficacy of live attenuated influenza vaccine against influenza illness in children as a function of illness severity. Vaccine 2014 (published online Aug 12)

Andrews N, McMenamin J, Durnall H, et al. Effectiveness of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza in primary care in the United Kingdom: 2012/13 end of season results. Euro Surveill 2014 Jul 10;19(27):pii=20851

Antonova E, Ambrose CS, Kern D, et al. Seasonal influenza vaccination trends from 2007-2011 in privately insured children and adults in the United States. Vaccine 2014 (published online Jul 18)

Belongia EA, Sundaram ME, McClure DL, et al. Waning vaccine protection against influenza A (H3N2) illness in children and older adults during a single season. Vaccine 2014 (published online Jun 21)

Bettinger JA, Vanderkooi OG, MacDonald J, et al. Rapid online identification of adverse events after influenza immunization in children by PCIRN’s National Ambulatory Network. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Oct;33(10):1060-4

Blyth CC, Jacoby P, Effler PV, et al. Effectiveness of trivalent flu vaccine in healthy young children. Pediatrics 2014 (published online Apr 21)

Boikos C, De Serres G, Lands LC, et al. Safety of live-attenuated influenza vaccination in cystic fibrosis. Pediatrics 2014 (published online Sep 15)

Bratton KN, Wardle MT, Orenstein WA, et al. Maternal influenza immunization and birth outcomes of stillbirth and spontaneous abortion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Nov 18)

CDC. Estimated influenza illnesses and hospitalizations averted by influenza vaccination—United States, 2012-13 influenza season. MMWR 2013 Dec 13;62(49):997-1000

CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel — United States, 2013-14 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Sep 19;63(37):805-11

CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women — United States, 2013-14 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Sep 19;63(37):816-21

CDC. Influenza vaccination performance measurement among acute care hospital-based health care personnel — United States, 2013-14 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Sep 19;63(37):812-5

CDC. Interim estimates of 2013-14 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness—United States, February 2014. MMWR 2014 Feb 21;61(7):137-42

CDC. Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) — United States, 2014-15 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Aug 15;63(32):691-7

CDC. Seasonal influenza vaccination coverage among women who delivered a live-born infant21 states and New York City, 2009-10 and 2010-11 influenza seasons. MMWR 2013 Dec 13;62(49):1001-4

CDC. Seasonal influenza vaccination coverage—United States, 2009-10 and 2010-11. MMWR 2013 Nov 22;62(3):65-68

CDC. Vaccination coverage among persons with asthmaUnited States, 2010-2011 influenza season. MMWR 2013 Dec 6;62(48):973-8

Chen Q, Griffin MR, Nian H, et al. Influenza vaccine prevents medically-attended influenza-associated acute respiratory illness in adults 50 years or older. J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Oct 21)

Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Feng S, et al. The effectiveness of influenza vaccination in preventing hospitalizations in children in Hong Kong, 2009-2013. Vaccine 2014 (published online Aug 1)

Darvishian M, Bijlsma MJ, Hak E, et al. Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine in community-dwelling elderly people: a meta-analysis of test-negative design case-control studies. Lancet Infect Dis 2014 (published online Nov 6)

Dawood FS, Prapasiri P, Areerat P, et al. Effectiveness of the 2010 and 2011 Southern Hemisphere trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines against hospitalization with influenza-associated acute respiratory infection among Thai adults aged ≥50 years. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2014 (published online Feb 3)

Der-Martirosian C, Heslin KC, Mitchell MN, et al. Comparison of the use of H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccinations between veterans and non-veterans in the United States, 2010. BMC Public Health 2013 (published online Nov 20) 

DiazGranados CA, Dunning AJ, Kimmel M, et al. Efficacy of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccine in older adults. N Engl J Med 2014 Aug 14;371(7):635-45

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