Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Oct 10, 2014

Some US regions seeing spotty flu vaccine delays

As the season's first flu deaths occur, some manufacturers have had delays in flu vaccine shipment.

Sep 26, 2014

WHO: Switch 2 of 3 strains in 2015 flu vaccine

Signs of antigenic drift led the WHO to changing two of the vaccine's strains for the Southern Hemisphere.

Sep 18, 2014

CDC: Flu vaccine uptake steady in health workers, pregnant women

Coverage last season was about 82% in health workers and 52% in pregnant women.

Sep 04, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 04, 2014

GSK flu vaccine deficit
Flu vaccine in pregnant women
H3N8 spread in mammals
H5N6 in Vietnam
Flu reproduction numbers
Aug 27, 2014

Flu Scan for Aug 27, 2014

Reassortant H7N9 avian flu
H5N1 vaccine and versatile antibodies
Aug 20, 2014

News Scan for Aug 20, 2014

Influenza B vaccine mismatch
US chikungunya count rises
Nut butter recall
Seals as ancient TB carriers
Aug 18, 2014

Flu Scan for Aug 18, 2014

FDA clears flu vaccine for jet injection
H7N9 in Chinese poultry
Aug 14, 2014

News Scan for Aug 14, 2014

Pneumonia vaccine for seniors
MRSA colonization sites
LAIV in kids
More uses for fecal transplants
Aug 13, 2014

Large trial finds high-dose flu shot beneficial for seniors

Study suggests the high-dose flu vaccine gives seniors significantly better protection than standard-dose vaccines.

Aug 12, 2014

Flu Scan for Aug 12, 2014

H7N9 in macaques
Flu spike in Australia
Canadian flu vaccine plant

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)

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)

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

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

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, 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

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 coverage—United 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

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)

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)

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) 

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