Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Apr 01, 2014

Flu Scan for Apr 01, 2014

H1N1 evidence in sea otters
Universal flu vaccine study
Mar 28, 2014

Study: Mutations during egg step cut last year's flu vaccine effectiveness

Canadian scientists may have solved the mystery of low vaccine efficacy against the H3N2 strain.

Mar 27, 2014

Flu Scan for Mar 27, 2014

H7N9 case, death in China
Flu vaccine and PICU illness
Markers for flu immunity
Mar 17, 2014

Avian Flu Scan for Mar 17, 2014

H5N1 death in Cambodia
H5N1 booster vaccine results
Mar 12, 2014

Flu Scan for Mar 12, 2014

H5N1 outbreak in Libya
H7N9 case in China
Spray-dried H1N1 vaccine
Failure to re-create 2009 H1N1
Mar 07, 2014

Canadian study: Vaccine cut risk of flu-related hospitalization 59%

Study says this year's vaccine provided moderate protection against serious flu outcomes.

Mar 06, 2014

Study suggests flu-vaccine rule for day-care kids helped

Connecticut children had lower rates of serious flu illness after shots were mandated in licensed centers.

Feb 28, 2014

News Scan for Feb 28, 2014

FDA flu strain selection
H5N1 cases in Cambodia
Flu hospitalization in babies
Measles after vaccination
Feb 26, 2014

ACIP eyes preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine in kids

CDC advisory panel defers action on recommending the nasal-spray flu vaccine in children.

Feb 20, 2014

WHO keeps same strains for next season's flu vaccine

The WHO recommends keeping the same strains for the Northern Hemisphere's 2014-15 flu season.

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)

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

Benchimol EI, Hawken S, Kwong JC, et al. Safety and utilization of influenza immunization in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Pediatrics 2013 (published online May 6)

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 vaccinationUnited States, 2012-13 influenza season. MMWR 2013 Dec 13;62(49):997-1000

CDC. Influenza activity—United States, 2012-13 season and composition of the 2013-14 influenza vaccine. MMWR 2013 Jun 14;62(23):473-9

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 influenza with vaccines: interim recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2013. MMWR 2013 May 10;62(18):356

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 coverageUnited 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

Cheng AC, Holmes M, Irving LB, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010-11 seasons: a test-negative observational study. PLoS One 2013 Jul 16;8(7):e68760

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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