Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Dec 15, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 15, 2014

H5N2 hits 2 more farms in BC
H5 in Vietnam birds
Quadrivalent flu vaccine approved
Dec 12, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 12, 2014

US flu activity picks up
Flu attack rates
H5N1 cases in Egypt
Dec 11, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 11, 2014

Flu vaccine impact in 2013-14
Avian flu in British Columbia
H7N9 severity
Dec 09, 2014

News Scan for Dec 09, 2014

More polio-like cases
Flu vaccine efficacy in kids
Malaria and treated bed nets
Dec 05, 2014

CDC's flu warning raises questions about vaccine match

An H3N2 mismatch may portend a tough season and raises vaccine questions.

Dec 02, 2014

News Scan for Dec 02, 2014

New MERS case
Novartis flu vaccine found safe
Global flu activity
Dec 01, 2014

Novartis flu vaccine on hold in Italy after suspicious deaths

Italian authorities have suspended 2 lots of a Novartis flu vaccine for elderly people following 13 recent deaths.

Nov 26, 2014

Study adds more data on effects of consecutive-year flu shots

The study yields more evidence that getting a flu shot 2 years in a row may lower effectiveness.

Nov 20, 2014

Study hints flu shot effects may last more than one season

JID study had some surprising findings.

Nov 19, 2014

Flu Scan for Nov 19, 2014

Flu vaccine and pregnancy
Home testing in UK's Flusurvey

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children. Pediatrics 2014 (published online Sep 22)

AAP. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children, 2014-2015. (Policy statement) Pediatrics 2014 (published online Sep 22)

Ambrose CS, Wu X, Caspard H, et al. Efficacy of live attenuated influenza vaccine against influenza illness in children as a function of illness severity. Vaccine 2014 (published online Aug 12)

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

Antonova E, Ambrose CS, Kern D, et al. Seasonal influenza vaccination trends from 2007-2011 in privately insured children and adults in the United States. Vaccine 2014 (published online Jul 18)

Babu TM, Levine M, Fitzgerald T, et al. Live attenuated H7N7 influenza vaccine primes for a vigorous antibody response to inactivated H7N7 influenza vaccine. Vaccine 2014 (published online Oct 16)

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)

Bettinger JA, Vanderkooi OG, MacDonald J, et al. Rapid online identification of adverse events after influenza immunization in children by PCIRN’s National Ambulatory Network. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Oct;33(10):1060-4

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

Boggavarapu S, Sullivan KM, Schamel JT, et al. Factors associated with seasonal influenza immunization among church-going older African Americans. Vaccine 2014 Dec 12;32(52):7085-90

Boikos C, De Serres G, Lands LC, et al. Safety of live-attenuated influenza vaccination in cystic fibrosis. Pediatrics 2014 (published online Sep 15)

Bratton KN, Wardle MT, Orenstein WA, et al. Maternal influenza immunization and birth outcomes of stillbirth and spontaneous abortion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Nov 18)

Carville KS, Grant KA, Sullivan SG, et al. Understanding influenza vaccine protection in the community: an assessment of the 2013 influenza season in Victoria, Australia. Vaccine 2014 (published online Nov 22)

CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel — United States, 2013-14 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Sep 19;63(37):805-11

CDC. Influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women — United States, 2013-14 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Sep 19;63(37):816-21

CDC. Influenza vaccination performance measurement among acute care hospital-based health care personnel — United States, 2013-14 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Sep 19;63(37):812-5

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 Practices (ACIP) — United States, 2014-15 influenza season. MMWR 2014 Aug 15;63(32):691-7

Chen Q, Griffin MR, Nian H, et al. Influenza vaccine prevents medically-attended influenza-associated acute respiratory illness in adults 50 years or older. J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Oct 21)

Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Feng S, et al. The effectiveness of influenza vaccination in preventing hospitalizations in children in Hong Kong, 2009-2013. Vaccine 2014 (published online Aug 1)

Darvishian M, Bijlsma MJ, Hak E, et al. Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine in community-dwelling elderly people: a meta-analysis of test-negative design case-control studies. Lancet Infect Dis 2014 (published online Nov 6)

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)

DiazGranados CA, Dunning AJ, Kimmel M, et al. Efficacy of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccine in older adults. N Engl J Med 2014 Aug 14;371(7):635-45

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)

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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