Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Nov 30, 2016
Child flu vaccination

Study: Flu vaccine doesn't prevent missed school days

The study finds the flu vaccine did not reduce school absenteeism in kids 5 to 17.

Nov 28, 2016

News Scan for Nov 28, 2016

More MERS cases
Rift Valley fever in Niger
H1N2v case in Iowa
Influenza and autism
Nov 21, 2016

Flu Scan for Nov 21, 2016

H5N6 death in China
Expanded indication for GSK flu vaccine
Nov 10, 2016

News Scan for Nov 10, 2016

FluMist investigation findings
Saudi MERS total grows
Measles update
Legionella adaptation
Oct 27, 2016

Flu Scan for Oct 27, 2016

Flu VE in older people
H5N8 in Hungary
H7N9 persistence in China
Oct 12, 2016

News Scan for Oct 12, 2016

C diff in dogs
MERS risks
Migrant TB screening
4-strain Flublok OK'd
Salmonella in eggs
Oct 03, 2016

Flu Scan for Oct 03, 2016

H5N1 in Ivory Coast, Vietnam
H7N8 in mammals
Alt med and flu vaccine
Sep 29, 2016
Flu shot

US officials hope for improved flu vaccine uptake

Experts hope the lack of a nasal-spray vaccine doesn't dampen recent advances in kids.

Sep 29, 2016
Australia from space

WHO switches H1N1 in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

This is the first change of the H1N1 strain since the pandemic virus became a seasonal flu strain.

Sep 26, 2016

News Scan for Sep 26, 2016

Waning pertussis vaccine effect
'Handshake' drug stewardship
Chikungunya spike
E coli in beef
Yellow fever in Congo
Two-dose flu vaccination

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)

Avnir Y, Watson CT, Glanville J, et al. IGHV1-69 polymorphism modulates anti-influenza antibody repertoires, correlates with IGHV utilization shifts and varies by ethnicity. Sci Rep 2016 (published online Feb 16)

Belongia EA, Simpson MD, King JP, et al. Variable influenza vaccine effectiveness by subtype: a systematic review and meta-analysis of test-negative design studies. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 6)

Bissielo A, Pierse N, Huang Q, et al. Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine in preventing influenza primary care visits and hospitalisation in Auckland, New Zealand in 2015: interim estimates. Euro Surveill 2016 Jan 7;21(1):pii=30101

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, Jacoby P, Effler PV, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness and uptake in children at risk of severe disease. Pediatr Infect Dis 2015 (published online Dec 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, Fernandez-Alonso M, et al. Effectiveness of subunit influenza vaccination in the 2014-2015 season and residual effect of split vaccination in previous seasons. Vaccine 2016 (published online Feb 5)

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


Chamberlain AT, Berkelman RL, Ault KA, et al. Trends in reasons for non-receipt of influenza vaccination during pregnancy in Georgia, 2004-2011. Vaccine 2016 (published online Feb 6)

Chambers C, Skowronski DM, Sabaiduc S, et al. Interim estimates of 2015/16 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Canada, February 2016. Euro Surveill 2016 Mar 17;21(11):pii=30168

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

Chung JR, Flannery B, Thompson MG, et al. Seasonal effectiveness of live attenuated and inactivated influenza vaccine. Pediatrics 2016 (published online Jan 6)

DiazGranados CA, Dunning AJ, Robertson CA, et al. Effect of previous year vaccination on the efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine in older adults. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 21)

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)

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

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