Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Jan 19, 2018

News Scan for Jan 19, 2018

HHS government shutdown plan
Saudi MERS
Mutated flu virus for vaccine
Yellow fever in Brazil
Polio in Afghanistan
Jan 12, 2018

Flu activity still rising, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead

Hospitalizations nearly doubled compared with the previous week, with seniors the hardest-hit group.

Jan 12, 2018

News Scan for Jan 12, 2018

H7N9 in China
Fluarix Quad for babies
Avian flu outbreaks
Vaccine-linked polio in DRC
Jan 02, 2018

News Scan for Jan 02, 2018

MERS in Malaysia
H5 outbreaks continue
Flu vaccine performance
Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Dec 27, 2017
Tamiflu

Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder

The CDC said the H3N2-dominant trend will make neuraminidase inhibitor antivirals especially useful this flu season.

Dec 06, 2017

Flu Scan for Dec 06, 2017

Waning flu vaccine effect
Maternal flu vaccine protection
Nov 30, 2017
Nursing students

Health worker firings spark debate on mandating flu vaccine

Mandating the vaccine is not supported by solid evidence, some experts say.

Nov 30, 2017

Flu Scan for Nov 30, 2017

Feds on flu vaccine challenges
Mutation alteration for FluMist
Nov 16, 2017

News Scan for Nov 16, 2017

Marburg outbreak winds down
Flu vax text alerts
Diphtheria in Latin America
Yemen health crisis
Avian flu in Brazil

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Andrew MK, Shinde V, Hatchette T, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness against influenza-related hospitalization during a season with mixed outbreaks of four influenza viruses: a test-negative case-control study in adults in Canada. BMC Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 29)

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)

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)

Biezen, R, Grando D, Mazza D, et al. Why do we not want to recommend influenza vaccination to young children? A qualitative study of Australian parents and primary care providers. Vaccine 2018 (published online Jan 5)

Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel — United States, 2016-17 influenza season. MMWR 2017 Sep 29;66(38):1009-15

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

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)

Buchan SA, Chung H, Campitelli MA, et al. Vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations among young children during the 2010-11 to 2013-14 influenza seasons in Ontario, Canada. PLoS One 2017 Nov 17;12(11):e0187834

Castilla J, Martinez-Baz I, Navascues A, et al. Comparison of influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing outpatient and inpatient influenza cases in older adults, northern Spain, 2010/11 to 2015/16. Euro Surveill 2018 Jan 11;23(2):pii=17-00780

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

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)

Chiu APY, Dushoff J, Yu D, et al. Patterns of influenza vaccination coverage in the United States from 2009 to 2015. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 14)

Chiu SS, Kwan MYW, Feng S, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H3N2) hospitalizations in children in Hong Kong in a prolonged season, 2016/17. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 16)

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

Ding H, Black CL, Ball S, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women — United States, 2016-17 influenza season. MMWR 2017 Sep 29;66(38):1016-22

Dios-Guerra C, Carmona-Torres JM, Lopez-Soto PJ, et al. Prevalence and factors associated with influenza vaccination of persons over 65 years old in Spain (2009-2014). Vaccine 2017 (published online Nov 6)

Dominguez A, Soldevila N, Toledo D, et al. The effectiveness of influenza vaccination in preventing hospitalisations of elderly individuals in two influenza seasons: a multicentre case-control study, Spain, 2013/14 and 2014/15. Euro Surveill 2017 Aug 24;22(34):pii=30602

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