Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Aug 10, 2017
Child receiving vaccine

Study: Change in inhaled flu vaccine did not help in 2015-16

Overall flu vaccine effectiveness was 48%, but a change in the 2009 H1N1 vaccine strain didn't fix the problem with the inhaled vaccine's effectiveness in children.

Jul 27, 2017

News Scan for Jul 27, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Public health funding threat
Hepatitis battle snapshot
Global flu vaccine uptake
Jul 26, 2017

News Scan for Jul 26, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Flu vaccine and frailty
Papaya Salmonella advisory
Jul 21, 2017

News Scan for Jul 21, 2017

H7N9 case in China
Zika birth defects
High-dose flu vaccine in nursing home patients
Jul 18, 2017

News Scan for Jul 18, 2017

MERS diagnosis delay
Cholera vaccine efficacy
Flu vaccines and ILI
New Zika assay
Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa
Jun 30, 2017

News Scan for Jun 30, 2017

Flu vaccine in kids
PPE for Ebola
Powassan virus infection
Legionnaires' outbreak
Jun 29, 2017

News Scan for Jun 29, 2017

CDC flu recap
Hot pepper Salmonella
World Bank pandemic bonds
Yemen cholera outbreak
MERS, SARS antiviral
Jun 28, 2017
Microneedle flu vaccine patch

Microneedle flu vaccine patch passes phase 1 trial

The patch produced a strong immune response and was well tolerated in 50 volunteers.

Jun 22, 2017

Flu Scan for Jun 22, 2017

Autism, flu, and pregnancy
H5N8 in South Africa
Flu naming and risk perceptions

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Andrew MK, Shinde V, Ye L, et al. The importance of frailty in the assessment of influenza vaccine effectiveness against influenza-related hospitalization in elderly people. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 26)

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)

Arriola CS, Garg S, Anderson EJ, et al. Influenza vaccination modifies disease severity among community-dwelling adults hospitalized with influenza. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 19)

Arriola CS, Vasconez N, Thompson MG, et al. Association of influenza vaccination during pregnancy with birth outcomes in Nicaragua. Vaccine 2017 (published online Apr 29)

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)

Beyer WEP, Palache AM, Boulfich M, et al. Rationale for two influenza B lineages in seasonal vaccines: a meta-regression study on immunogenicity and controlled field trials. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jun 24)

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

Blanton L, Alabi N, Mustaquim D, et al. Influenza activity in the United States during the 2016-17 season and composition of the 2017-18 influenza vaccine. (Update) MMWR 2017 Jun 30;66(25):668-76

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)

Boikos C, Joseph L, Scheifele D, et al. Adverse events following live-attenuated intranasal influenza vaccination of children with cystic fibrosis: results from two influenza seasons. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 31)

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

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

Chau JPC, Lo SHS, Choi KC, et al. Factors determining the uptake of influenza vaccination among children with chronic conditions. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jul;36(7):e197-202

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)

Christian LM, Beverly C, Mitchell AM, et al. Effects of prior influenza virus vaccination on maternal antibody responses: implications for achieving protection in the newborns. Vaccine 2017 (published online Aug 1)

Clothier HJ, Crawford N, Russell MA, et al. Allergic adverse events following 2015 seasonal influenza vaccine, Victoria, Australia. Euro Surveill 2017 May 18;22(20):pii=30535

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

Dunkle LM, Izikson R, Patriarca P, et al. Efficacy of recombinant influenza vaccine in adults 50 years of age or older. N Engl J Med 2017 Jun 22;376(25):2427-36

ECDC. Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe. Jul 20, 2017

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)

Flannery B, Chung JR, Thaker SN, et al. Interim estimates of 2016-17 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness — United States, February 2017. MMWR 2016 Feb 17;66(6):167-71

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