Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Oct 12, 2017

News Scan for Oct 12, 2017

Florida Zika case
Low H3N2 protection in seniors
Yemen cholera cases
Africa VHF threat
Healthcare-associated infections
Oct 09, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 09, 2017

Poultry slaughter and airborne flu
Avian flu outbreaks
Flu vaccine uptake after guidance change
Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Sep 28, 2017
Flu shot

Officials highlight flu vaccination gaps, progress ahead of season

Coverage in adults over 50 increased, but immunization reached only 46.8% of the US population.

Sep 28, 2017
Gloved hand and research vial

WHO swaps out H3N2, B strains in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

The changes will not be reflected in the vaccine used in the upcoming Northern Hemisphere season.

Sep 26, 2017

Flu Scan for Sep 26, 2017

Avian flu in Europe
VLP flu vaccine trial
Sep 22, 2017

News Scan for Sep 22, 2017

MERS in UAE
Vaccine-related polio
More chikungunya in France, Italy
Waning flu vaccine protection
H5N8 in South Africa
Sep 21, 2017

News Scan for Sep 21, 2017

H3N2v flu in fairgoers
Flu vaccine in low-income nations
EU malaria transmission
Sep 14, 2017

News Scan for Sep 14, 2017

Flu vaccines and birth outcomes
Mixed results for malaria vaccine
Avian flu outbreaks
Vaccines and autism
Viruses in semen
Sep 13, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study signals association between flu vaccine, miscarriage

Women who had received 2 straight H1N1-containing vaccines had a higher rate of miscarriage.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Andrew MK, Shinde V, Ye L, et al. The importance of frailty in the assessment of influenza vaccine effectiveness against influenza-related hospitalization in elderly people. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 26)

Arriola CS, Garg S, Anderson EJ, et al. Influenza vaccination modifies disease severity among community-dwelling adults hospitalized with influenza. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 19)

Arriola CS, Vasconez N, Thompson MG, et al. Association of influenza vaccination during pregnancy with birth outcomes in Nicaragua. Vaccine 2017 (published online Apr 29)

Athale S, Banchereau R, Thompson-Snipes L, et al. Influenza vaccines differentially regulate the interferon response in human dendritic cell subsets. Sci Transl Med 2017 Mar 22;9(382):eaaf9194

Baxter R, Eaton A, Hansen J, et al. Safety of quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine in subjects aged 2-49 years. Vaccine 2017 (published online Feb 2)

Beyer WEP, Palache AM, Boulfich M, et al. Rationale for two influenza B lineages in seasonal vaccines: a meta-regression study on immunogenicity and controlled field trials. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jun 24)

Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel — United States, 2016-17 influenza season. MMWR 2017 Sep 29;66(38):1009-15

Blanton L, Alabi N, Mustaquim D, et al. Influenza activity in the United States during the 2016-17 season and composition of the 2017-18 influenza vaccine. (Update) MMWR 2017 Jun 30;66(25):668-76

Boikos C, Joseph L, Scheifele D, et al. Adverse events following live-attenuated intranasal influenza vaccination of children with cystic fibrosis: results from two influenza seasons. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 31)

Castilla J, Navascues A, Casado I, et al. Combined effectiveness of prior and current season influenza vaccination in northern Spain: 2016/17 mid-season analysis. Euro Surveill 2017 Feb 16;22(7):pii=30465

Chau JPC, Lo SHS, Choi KC, et al. Factors determining the uptake of influenza vaccination among children with chronic conditions. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jul;36(7):e197-202

Cheng AC, Macartney KK, Waterer GW, et al. Repeated vaccination does not appear to impact on influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 17)

Chiu APY, Dushoff J, Yu D, et al. Patterns of influenza vaccination coverage in the United States from 2009 to 2015. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 14)

Christian LM, Beverly C, Mitchell AM, et al. Effects of prior influenza virus vaccination on maternal antibody responses: implications for achieving protection in the newborns. Vaccine 2017 (published online Aug 1)

Clothier HJ, Crawford N, Russell MA, et al. Allergic adverse events following 2015 seasonal influenza vaccine, Victoria, Australia. Euro Surveill 2017 May 18;22(20):pii=30535

De Serres G, Skowronski DM, Ward BJ, et al. Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers: critical analysis of the evidence for patient benefit underpinning policies of enforcement. PLoS One 2017 Jan 27;12(1):e0163586

Debbink K, McCrone JT, Petrie JG, et al. Vaccination has minimal impact on the intrahost diversity of H3N2 influenza viruses. PLoS Pathog 2017 Jan 31;13(1):e1006194

Ding H, Black CL, Ball S, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women — United States, 2016-17 influenza season. MMWR 2017 Sep 29;66(38):1016-22

Dominguez A, Soldevila N, Toledo D, et al. The effectiveness of influenza vaccination in preventing hospitalisations of elderly individuals in two influenza seasons: a multicentre case-control study, Spain, 2013/14 and 2014/15. Euro Surveill 2017 Aug 24;22(34):pii=30602

Donahue JG, Kieke BA, King JP, et al. Association of spontaneous abortion with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine containing H1N1pdm09 in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 13)

Dunkle LM, Izikson R, Patriarca P, et al. Efficacy of recombinant influenza vaccine in adults 50 years of age or older. N Engl J Med 2017 Jun 22;376(25):2427-36

Dunkle LM, Izikson R, Patriarca PA, et al. Randomized comparison of immunogenicity and safety of quadrivalent recombinant versus inactivated influenza vaccine in health adults 18-49 years of age. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 9)

Eaton A, Lewis N, Fireman B, et al. Birth outcomes following immunization of pregnant women with pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine 2009-2010. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 13)

ECDC. Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe. Jul 20, 2017

Fell DB, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Baker MG, et al. Influenza epidemiology and immunization during pregnancy: final report of a World Health Organization working group. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 1)

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