Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Mar 21, 2019
Flu vaccine filling syringe from vial

WHO reveals delayed pick for H3N2 flu vaccine strain

The H3N2 recommendation reflects a change from the current Northern Hemisphere vaccine.

Mar 18, 2019

News Scan for Mar 18, 2019

Measles spreads in NY, NJ, US
Saudi MERS cases
AAP on flu shots, vaccine exemptions
Suspected Nipah in Bangladesh
Avian flu in Nepal, Denmark
Mar 07, 2019

News Scan for Mar 07, 2019

Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in South America
Absenteeism and illness
Flu vaccine and heart attack
Feb 28, 2019

News Scan for Feb 28, 2019

No flu shot link to miscarriage
Saudi MERS case
Measles and vaccine exemptions
New malaria approach
Feb 27, 2019

News Scan for Feb 27, 2019

Salmonella tahini outbreak
RNA printer for vaccines
Push for universal flu vaccine
Avian flu in 3 nations
Feb 21, 2019
Flu vaccine syringe in doctor's hands

WHO changes H1N1 flu vaccine strain, punts on H3N2

The experts plan to announce a decision on the H3N2 strain on Mar 21.

Feb 21, 2019

News Scan for Feb 21, 2019

European flu vaccine protection
More Saudi MERS cases
Waning MMR response
Feb 18, 2019

News Scan for Feb 18, 2019

More MERS infections
US flaccid myelitis cases
H9N2 avian flu case in China
Flu A and B illness differences
Human H3N2 flu challenge
Feb 14, 2019
Syringe in flu vaccine vial

Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

Feb 11, 2019

News Scan for Feb 11, 2019

Ebola cases climb to 816
Rotavirus household transmission
Flu vaccination and children's hospitalizations
Dengue exposure and Zika pregnancy

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children, 2018-2019. Pediatrics 2018 (published online Sep 3)

Ahmeda N, Quinnac SC, Hancock GR, et al. Social media use and influenza vaccine uptake among White and African American adults. Vaccine 2018 Nov 26;36(49):7556-61

Bartoszko JJ, McNamara IF, Aras OAZ, et al. Does consecutive influenza vaccination reduce protection against influenza: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine 2018 (published online May 1)

Baxter RP, Lewis N, Fireman B, et al. Live attenuated influenza vaccination before 3 years of age and subsequent development of asthma: a 14-year follow-up study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 May;37(5):383-6

Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel—United States, 2017–18 influenza season. MMWR 2018(Sep 28);67(38):1050-4

Blyth CC, Macartney KK, McRae J, et al. Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in children admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2017: results from the PAEDS-FluCAN collaboration. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 21)

Brickley EB, Wright PF, Khalenkov A, et al. The effect of pre-existing immunity on virus detection and immune responses in a phase II randomized trial of a Russian-backbone live attenuated influenza vaccine in Bangladeshi children. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 27)

Chambers C, Skowronski DM, Rose C, et al. Should sex be considered as an effect modifier in the evaluation of influenza vaccine effectiveness? Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 4)

Chan MCW, Wang MH, Chen Z, et al. Frequent genetic mismatch between vaccine strains and circulating seasonal influenza viruses, Hong Kong, China, 1996-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 7)

Chen YQ, Wohlbold TJ, Zheng NY, et al. Influenza infection in humans induces broadly cross-reactive and protective neuraminidase-reactive antibodies. Cell 2018 Apr 5;173(2):417-29e10

Chiu HT, Shen LJ, Chen YC, et al. Effect of statin use on the risk of medically attended acute respiratory illness among influenza vaccinated elderly. Vaccine 2018 (published online Aug 31)

Chiu SS, Kwan MYW, Feng S, et al. Early season estimate of influenza vaccination effectiveness against influenza hospitalisation in children, Hong Kong, winter influenza season 2018/19. Euro Surveill 2019 Jan 31;24(5):pii=1900056

Chung JR, Flannery B, Ambrose CS, et al. Live attenuated and inactivated influenza vaccine effectiveness. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Jan 7)

Cowlingh BJ, Lim WW, Perera RAPM, et al. Influenza hemagglutination-inhibition antibody titer as a mediator of vaccine-induced protection for influenza B. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 8)

de Perio MA, Yue X, Laney AC, et al. Agreement with employer influenza vaccination requirements among US healthcare personnel during the 2016-2017 season. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Jun 20)

Diallo A, Diop OM, Diop D, et al. Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccination of children in Senegal during a year of vaccine mismatch: a cluster-randomized trial. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 28)

Doyle JD, Chung JR, Kim SS, et al. Interim estimates of 2018-19 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness — United States, February 2019. MMWR 2019 Feb 15;68(6):135-9

Feng S, Chiu SS, Chan ELY, et al. Effectiveness of influenza vaccination on influenza-associated hospitalisations over time among children in Hong Kong: a test-negative case-control study. Lancet Respir Med 2018 (published online Nov 12)

Ferdinands JM, Gaglani M, Martin ET, et al. Prevention of influenza hospitalization among adults in the US, 2015-16: results from the US Hospitalized Adult Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (HAIVEN). J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 14)

Flannery B, Chung JR, Monto AS, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in the United States during the 2016-2017 season. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 11)

Foong KS, Casabar E, Warren DK. Incidence and etiology of fever following seasonal influenza vaccination in hospitalized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Dec 7)

Garretson TA, Petrie JG, Martin ET, et al. Identification of human vaccines that possess antibodies targeting the egg-adapted hemagglutinin receptor binding site of an H1N1 influenza vaccine strain. Vaccine 2018 (published online May 31)

Godoy P, Romero A, Soldevila N, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in reducing severe outcomes over six influenza seasons, a case-case analysis, Spain, 2010/11 to 2015/16. Euro Surveill 2018 Oct 25;23(43):pii=1700732

Greene MT, Fowler KE, Ratz D, et al. Changes in influenza vaccination requirements for health care personnel in US hospitals. JAMA Network Open 2018 Jun;1(2):e180143

Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ, Broder KR, et al. Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2018-19 influenza season. MMWR 2018 Aug 24;67(3):1-20

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