Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Jul 23, 2014

Flu Scan for Jul 23, 2014

Swine-human H3N2v match
H10N8 receptor binding
Flu vaccine safety in Canada
Jul 22, 2014

Flu Scan for Jul 22, 2014

H5N1 sample contamination
Topical flu vaccine boost
Jul 10, 2014

Flu Scan for Jul 10, 2014

UK flu vaccine effectiveness
China swine flu changes
Jul 07, 2014

Flu Scan for Jul 07, 2014

Problems at Canadian flu vaccine plant
Neuro conditions and hospital flu
Jun 25, 2014

ACIP cites preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine for young

In a rare move, CDC advisors gave a nod to nasal spray over shots for kids 2 to 8.

Jun 24, 2014

News Scan for Jun 24, 2014

FDA warns flu-vaccine plant
Pneumonia during the Hajj
Hospital pneumonia in kids
Polymyxin superbug grant
Jun 20, 2014

Flu Scan for Jun 20, 2014

Flu vaccine effectiveness
Ethics on preliminary research
H5N8 in South Korean poultry
Jun 17, 2014

Flu Scan for Jun 17, 2014

H7N9 in China
Low global flu activity
Recombinant flu vaccine contract
Jun 16, 2014

FDA OKs Novartis's US cell-based flu vaccine facility

The agency has approved a plant in Holly Springs, N.C.

Jun 11, 2014

Flu Scan for Jun 11, 2014

Testing a 1918-like flu virus
Ocular influenza infections
GBS claim settlement

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adedinsewo DA, Noory L, Badnarczyk RA, et al. Impact of maternal characteristics on the effect of maternal influenza vaccination on fetal outcomes. Vaccine 2013 (published online Oct 10) 

Ahmed F, Lindley MC, Allred Norma, et al. Effect of influenza vaccination of health care personnel on morbidity and mortality among patients: systematic review and grading of evidence. Clin Infect Dis 2013 (published online Sep 17)

Ainai A, Tamura S, Suzuki T. Intranasal vaccination with an inactivated whole influenza virus vaccine induces strong antibody responses in serum and nasal mucus of healthy adults. Hum Vacc 2013 (published online Jun 27)

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

Baguelin M, Flasche S, Camacho A, et al. Assessing optimal target populations for influenza vaccination programs: an evidence synthesis and modeling study. PLoS Med 2013 Oct 8;10(10):e1001527

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)

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

Caille-Brillet AL, Raude J, Lapidus N, et al. Trends in influenza vaccination behaviors—results from the CoPanFlu Cohort, France, 2006 to 2011. Euro Surveill 2013 Nov 7;18(45):pii=20628

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 among pregnant women—Massachusetts, 2009-2010. MMWR 2013 Nov 1;62(43):854-7

CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among health-care personnel—United States, 2012-13 influenza season. MMWR 2013 Sep 27;62(38):781-6

CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women—United States, 2012-13 influenza season. MMWR 2013 Sep 27;62(38):787-92

CDC. Influenza vaccination practices of physicians and caregivers of children with neurologic and neurodevelopmental conditions — United States, 2011-12 influenza season. MMWR 2013 Sep 13; 62(36):744-6

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 PracticesUnited States, 2013-2014. MMWR 2013 (published online Sep 20)

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. Surveillance of influenza vaccination coverage— United States, 2007-08 through 2011-12 influenza seasons. MMWR 2013 Oct 25;62(ss04):1-29

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

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)

De Serres G, Skowronski DM, Wu XW, et al. The test-negative design: validity, accuracy and precision of vaccine efficacy estimates compared to the gold standard of randomised placebo-controlled clinical trials. Euro Surveill 2013;18(37):pii=20585

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) 

Duque J, McMorrow ML, Cohen AL, Influenza vaccines and influenza antiviral drugs in Africa: are they available and do guidelines for their use exist? BMC Public Health 2014 Jan 16;14(41)

ECDC. Review of the scientific literature on drivers and barriers of seasonal influenza vaccination coverage in the EU/EEA.  Nov 4, 2013, Technical Report

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)

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