Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

May 25, 2016

Flu Scan for May 25, 2016

Racial bias and flu vaccine uptake
H7N9 cases vs clusters
May 24, 2016

News Scan for May 24, 2016

Yellow fever immunization
Chikungunya cases top 100,000
4-strain cell-based flu vaccine
May 23, 2016
Woman receiving flu vaccine

Studies say flu vaccine helps pregnant women, heart failure patients

Flu vaccination during pregnancy lowered the risk of acute respiratory infections more than 60%.

May 18, 2016

Flu Scan for May 18, 2016

Global H5N1 risk factors
Cell types and flu immunity
May 09, 2016

Flu Scan for May 09, 2016

Flu vaccine vs drifted virus
H5N6 case details
May 04, 2016

Flu Scan for May 04, 2016

Avian flu in Missouri turkeys
H5N6 case in China
Flu vaccine and premature birth
Global flu activity
May 03, 2016

Flu Scan for May 03, 2016

Maternal flu vaccine benefits
H9 case in Egypt
H7N7 outbreak in Italy
Foie gras ban in France
Apr 28, 2016

Flu Scan for Apr 28, 2016

Tropical flu patterns
H5N1 in Vietnam
Apr 26, 2016

Flu Scan for Apr 26, 2016

Morning vs afternoon flu shots
H5N1 outbreaks in Iraq
Apr 20, 2016
Flu vaccine syringe

Study: Flu vaccine efficacy can wane over single season

The efficacy of the flu shot in 2007-08 waned over the season but remained high.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Andrews SF, Huang Y, Kaur K, et al. Immune history profoundly affects broadly protective B cell responses to influenza. Sci Transl Med 2015 Dec 2;7(316):316ra192

Arakane R, Annaka R, Takahama A, et al. Superior immunogenicity profile of the new intradermal influenza vaccine compared to the standard subcutaneous vaccine in subjects 65 years and older: a randomized controlled phase III study. Vaccine 2015 (published online Oct 29)

Arakane R, Nakatani H, Fujisaki E, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of the new intradermal influenza vaccine in adults and elderly: a randomized phase 1/2 clinical trial. Vaccine 2015 (published online Oct 1)

Asghar Z, Coupland C, Siriwardena N. Influenza vaccination and risk of stroke: self-controlled case-series study. Vaccine 2015 (published online Aug 18)

Avnir Y, Watson CT, Glanville J, et al. IGHV1-69 polymorphism modulates anti-influenza antibody repertoires, correlates with IGHV utilization shifts and varies by ethnicity. Sci Rep 2016 (published online Feb 16)

Barnes M, Heywood AE, Mahimbo A, et al. Acute myocardial infarction and influenza: a meta-analysis of case-control studies. Heart 2015 (published online Aug 26)

Belongia EA, Simpson MD, King JP, et al. Variable influenza vaccine effectiveness by subtype: a systematic review and meta-analysis of test-negative design studies. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 6)

Bissielo A, Pierse N, Huang Q, et al. Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine in preventing influenza primary care visits and hospitalisation in Auckland, New Zealand in 2015: interim estimates. Euro Surveill 2016 Jan 7;21(1):pii=30101

Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel United States, 2014-15 influenza season. MMWR 2015 Sep 18;64(36):993-9

Black S, Nicolay U, Del Giudice G, et al. Influence of statins on influenza vaccine response in elderly individuals. J Infect Dis 2015 (published online Oct 28)

Bleser WK, Miranda PY, Jean-Jacques M. Racial/ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination of chronically ill US adults: the mediating role of perceived discrimination in health care. Med Care 2016 June;54(6):570-7

Blyth CC, Jacoby P, Effler PV, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness and uptake in children at risk of severe disease. Pediatr Infect Dis 2015 (published online Dec 7)

Caspard H, Gaglani M, Clipper L, et al. Effectiveness of live attenuated influenza vaccine and inactivated influenza vaccine in children 2-17 years of age in 2013-2014 in the United States. Vaccine 2015 (published online Nov 14)

Castilla J, Navascues A, Fernandez-Alonso M, et al. Effectiveness of subunit influenza vaccination in the 2014-2015 season and residual effect of split vaccination in previous seasons. Vaccine 2016 (published online Feb 5)

Chamberlain AT, Berkelman RL, Ault KA, et al. Trends in reasons for non-receipt of influenza vaccination during pregnancy in Georgia, 2004-2011. Vaccine 2016 (published online Feb 6)

Chamberlain AT, Seib K, Ault KA, et al. Improving influenza and Tdap vaccination during pregnancy: a cluster-randomized trial of a multi-component antenatal vaccine promotion package in late influenza season. Vaccine 2015 (published online Jun 1)

Chambers C, Skowronski DM, Sabaiduc S, et al. Interim estimates of 2015/16 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Canada, February 2016. Euro Surveill 2016 Mar 17;21(11):pii=30168

Cheng AC, Kotsimbos T, Kelly PM, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with influenza in adults in Australia in 2014. Vaccine 2015 (published online Oct 31)

Chit A, Becker DL, DiazGranados CA, et al. Cost-effectiveness of high-dose versus standard-dose inactivated influenza vaccine in adults aged 65 years and older: an economic evaluation of data from a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Sep 8)

Chung JR, Flannery B, Thompson MG, et al. Seasonal effectiveness of live attenuated and inactivated influenza vaccine. Pediatrics 2016 (published online Jan 6)

Coleman BL, McNeil SA, Langley JM, et al. Differences in efficiency, satisfaction and adverse events between self-administered intradermal and nurse-administered intramuscular influenza vaccines in hospital workers. Vaccine 2015 (published online Oct 31)

Cowling BJ, Feng S, Finelli L, et al. Assessment of influenza vaccine effectiveness in a sentinel surveillance network 2010-13, United States. Vaccine 2015 (published online Nov 21)

Cox NJ, Hickling J, Jones R, et al. Report on the second WHO integrated meeting on development and clinical trials of influenza vaccines that induce broadly protective and long-lasting immune responses: Geneva, Switzerland, 5-7 May 2014. (Conference report) Vaccine 2015 (published online Oct 23)

Deiss RG, Arnold JC, Chen WJ, et al. Vaccine-associated reduction in symptom severity among patients with influenza A/H3N2 disease. Vaccine 2015 (published online Nov 10)

DiazGranados CA, Dunning AJ, Robertson CA, et al. Effect of previous year vaccination on the efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine in older adults. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 21)

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