Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Feb 26, 2015

ACIP drops preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine in kids

Faced with new data, the ACIP drops its preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine in 2- to 8-year-olds.

Feb 26, 2015

Studies from Spain, Scotland support flu vaccine effectiveness

A Scottish study of this year's vaccine found effectiviness of 33%, higher than elsewhere.

Feb 26, 2015

Flu Scan for Feb 26, 2015

Flu vaccine strain selection
H7N9 in China
Feb 18, 2015

Flu Scan for Feb 18, 2015

H7N9 strikes another in Guangdong
Avian flu in Taiwan, Nigeria
Seasonal flu vaccine & H7N9
Feb 09, 2015

Flu Scan for Feb 09, 2015

High-dose flu vaccine
H5N1 in British Columbia poultry
H5N1 cases in Egypt
H7N9 cases in China
Feb 05, 2015

UK, Canada add to bad news on this year's flu vaccine

Researchers in both places found vaccine effectiveness to be well below the already-low US numbers.

Jan 30, 2015

Flu Scan for Jan 30, 2015

Steady US flu activity
Second H7N9 case in Canada
Jan 29, 2015

News Scan for Jan 29, 2015

Flu vaccine in Canada
Egypt's H5N1 spike
H7N9 in China
Camera monitors in CDC labs
Jan 27, 2015

News Scan for Jan 27, 2015

Tuberculosis in the EU
Pneumococcal vaccine price cut
More polio violence in Pakistan
Childhood vaccines
Jan 16, 2015

Flu Scan for Jan 16, 2015

Flu deaths in kids
European flu vaccine effectiveness
H7N9 cases in China
H5N1 death in Egypt

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)

Babu TM, Levine M, Fitzgerald T, et al. Live attenuated H7N7 influenza vaccine primes for a vigorous antibody response to inactivated H7N7 influenza vaccine. Vaccine 2014 (published online Oct 16)

Bednarczyk RA, Chu SL, Sickler H, et al. Low uptake of influenza vaccine among university students: evaluating predictors beyond cost and safety concerns. Vaccine 2015 (published online Feb 26)

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)

Boggavarapu S, Sullivan KM, Schamel JT, et al. Factors associated with seasonal influenza immunization among church-going older African Americans. Vaccine 2014 Dec 12;32(52):7085-90

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)

Carville KS, Grant KA, Sullivan SG, et al. Understanding influenza vaccine protection in the community: an assessment of the 2013 influenza season in Victoria, Australia. Vaccine 2014 (published online Nov 22)

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. 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

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)

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

Ferdinands JM, Olsho LEW, Agan AA, et al. Effectiveness of influenza vaccine against life-threatening RT-PCR-confirmed influenza illness in US children, 2010-2012. J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 26)

Flannery B, Clippard J, Zimmerman RK, et al. Early estimates of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness — United States, January 2015. MMWR 2015 Jan 16;64(1):10-15

Fox A, Mai LQ, Thanh LT, et al. Haemagglutination inhibiting antibodies and protection against seasonal and pandemic influenza infection. J Infect 2014 (published online Sep 16)

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