Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Apr 04, 2017
Boy getting flu shot

Study: Vaccine halves risk of death from flu in kids

Vaccine effectiveness was 65% in preventing deaths in healthy children and 51% in high-risk kids.

Mar 29, 2017

News Scan for Mar 29, 2017

MERS case
Brazil yellow fever vaccination
Avian flu outbreaks
Flu vaccine uptake
Hepatitis elimination
E coli in flour
Mar 23, 2017

Flu Scan for Mar 23, 2017

Low-path avian flu in Alabama
Flu vaccine immune response
Mar 14, 2017

News Scan for Mar 14, 2017

MERS hospital case
H5 avian flu outbreaks
Pandemic 2009 flu vaccine
Mar 09, 2017

Flu Scan for Mar 09, 2017

More H5N1 in Vietnam
FDA flu vaccine strain selection
Mar 02, 2017
Flu shot in elderly

Study: High-dose flu vaccine may cut deaths in seniors

The vaccine cut deaths 36.4% in a severe flu season but not at all in the next season.

Mar 02, 2017
Syringe and vial

WHO swaps H1N1 for 2017-18 flu vaccine, recommends 2 new H7N9 viruses

The new H1N1 strain mirrors the change the WHO made last September for the Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine.

Feb 16, 2017
Flu vaccine production

Current flu vaccine protects about half of recipients

Effectiveness so far this season is 48% in the US and slightly lower in Europe.

Feb 10, 2017
Flu vaccine being injected

Studies shed light on effects of serial flu shots, current vaccine's benefits

Getting a flu shot 2 years in a row apparently can, under certain circumstances, backfire.

Feb 08, 2017

News Scan for Feb 08, 2017

Ebola in breast milk
Drought as West Nile driver
Varicella vaccine doses
H1N1 vaccine protection
Oseltamivir cost analysis

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Almario CV, May FP, Maxwell AE, et al. Persistent racial and ethnic disparities in flu vaccination coverage: results from a population-based study. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Jun 29)

Anh DD, Thiem VD, Anh NTH, et al. Randomized safety and immunogenicity trial of seasonal trivalent inactivated split virion influenza vaccine (IVACFLU-S) in healthy young Vietnamese adults. Vaccine 2016 (published online Aug 24)

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)

Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel — United States, 2015-16 influenza season. MMWR 2016 Sep 30;65(38):1026-31

Bleser WK, Elewonibi BR, Miranda PY, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine and influenza vaccine uptake in US children. Pediatrics 2016 (published online Oct 3)

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, Macartney KK, Hewagama S, et al. Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in children admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2014: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FLUCAN). Eurosurveill 2016 Jul 28;21(30):pii=30301

Caspard H, Coelingh KL, Mallory RM, et al. Association of vaccine handling conditions with effectiveness of live attenuated influenza vaccine against H1N1 pdm09 viruses in the United States. Vaccine 2016 (published online Sep 6)

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

Castilla J, Navascues A, Fernandez-Alonso M, et al. Effects of previous episodes of influenza and vaccination in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza in Navarre, Spain, 2013/14 season. Euro Surveill 2016 Jun 2;21(22):pii=30243

CDC. Final 2015-16 influenza vaccination coverage estimates for selected local areas, states, and the United States available online. (Announcement) MMWR 2016 Sep 30;65(38):1041


Chambers CD, Johnson DL, Xu R, et al. Safety of the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasonal influenza vaccines in pregnancy: birth defects, spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, and small for gestational age infants, a study from the cohort arm of VAMPSS. Vaccine 2016 (published online Jul 20)

Chang YC, Tung HJ, Hsu SW, et al. Use of seasonal influenza vaccination and its associated factors among elderly people with disabilities in Taiwan: a population-based study. PLoS One 2016 Jun 23;11(6):e0158075

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)

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

Diez-Domingo J, de Martino M, Garcia-Sicilia Lopez J, et al. Safety and tolerability of cell culture-derived and egg-derived trivalent influenza vaccines in 3 to <18 year-old children and adolescents at risk of influenza-related complications. Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jun 23)

Does seasonal vaccination affect the clinical presentation of influenza among the elderly? a cross-sectional analysis in the outpatient setting in France, 2003-2014

Dos Santos G, Haguinet F, Cohet C, et al. Risk of solid organ transplant rejection following vaccination with seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines in England: a self-controlled case-series. Vaccine 2016 (published online May 20)

Duffy J, Weintraub E, Hambidge SJ, et al. Febrile seizure risk after vaccination in children 6 to 23 months. Pediatrics 2016 (published online Jun 6)

Dunand CJH, Leon PE, Huang M, et al. Both neutralizing and non-neutralizing human H7N9 influenza vaccine-induced monoclonal antibodies confer protection. Cell Host Microb 2016 Jun 8;19(6):800-13

ECDC. Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in Europe. Jul 15, 2016

Fell DB, Bhutta ZA, Hutcheon JA, et al. Report of the WHO technical consultation on the effect of maternal influenza and influenza vaccination on the developing fetus: Montreal, Canada, September 20-October 1, 2015. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 24)

Ferdinands JM, Fry AM, Reynolds S, et al. Intraseason waning of influenza vaccine protection: evidence from the US influenza vaccine effectiveness network, 2011-12 through 2014-15. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 29)

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