Influenza Vaccines

Recent News

Jan 10, 2019

News Scan for Jan 10, 2019

Shutdown and food inspections
E coli outbreak probe over
Consecutive-year flu vaccine and protection
Jan 08, 2019

Flu Scan for Jan 08, 2019

Flu vaccine and COPD
Northern Hemisphere flu rise
Jan 07, 2019
Child receiving flu shot

Review shows flu shot bests FluMist against H1N1 in kids

For the flu shot, effectiveness was 67%, and for FluMist it was a not-significant 20%.

Dec 19, 2018

News Scan for Dec 19, 2018

Acute flaccid paralysis in UK
Updated clinical guidance for flu
Flu vaccine coverage in Europe
Dec 18, 2018
Flu shot in older man

Study: Cell-based flu vaccine just a bit better than egg-based

A cell-based vaccine protected about 10% better than a standard vaccine but not a high-dose version.

Dec 17, 2018

News Scan for Dec 17, 2018

More acute flaccid myelitis cases
Romaine grower produce recall
US flu vaccine uptake
Quadrivalent flu vaccine in kids
Mumps in Australia
Dec 10, 2018

News Scan for Dec 10, 2018

Record acute flaccid myelitis cases
Salmonella in kosher chicken
Imported US measles
Flu and heart failure
Just-in-time vaccine production
Dec 06, 2018

News Scan for Dec 06, 2018

Flu shot rejection
Migrant heath misperceptions
Deadly yellow fever outbreak
Dec 04, 2018

News Scan for Dec 04, 2018

Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
Prior-season flu vaccine impact
Avian flu in Iran, Taiwan
MERS-CoV in Saudi camels
Nov 19, 2018

News Scan for Nov 19, 2018

Saudi MERS case
Parents’ flu-vaccine decisions
Infant botulism cases
New Jersey adenovirus death

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children, 2018-2019. Pediatrics 2018 (published online Sep 3)

Ahmeda N, Quinnac SC, Hancock GR, et al. Social media use and influenza vaccine uptake among White and African American adults. Vaccine 2018 Nov 26;36(49):7556-61

Bartoszko JJ, McNamara IF, Aras OAZ, et al. Does consecutive influenza vaccination reduce protection against influenza: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine 2018 (published online May 1)

Baskin E. Increasing influenza vaccination rates via low cost messaging interventions. PLoS One 2018 Feb 14;13(2):e0192594

Baxter RP, Lewis N, Fireman B, et al. Live attenuated influenza vaccination before 3 years of age and subsequent development of asthma: a 14-year follow-up study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 May;37(5):383-6

Black CL, Yue X, Ball SW, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel—United States, 2017–18 influenza season. MMWR 2018(Sep 28);67(38):1050-4

Blyth CC, Macartney KK, McRae J, et al. Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in children admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2017: results from the PAEDS-FluCAN collaboration. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 21)

Brickley EB, Wright PF, Khalenkov A, et al. The effect of pre-existing immunity on virus detection and immune responses in a phase II randomized trial of a Russian-backbone live attenuated influenza vaccine in Bangladeshi children. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 27)

Castilla J, Navascues A, Casado I, et al. Interim effectiveness of trivalent influenza vaccine in a season dominated by lineage mismatched influenza B, northern Spain, 2017/18. Euro Surveill 2018 Feb 15;23(7):pii=18-00057

Chambers C, Skowronski DM, Rose C, et al. Should sex be considered as an effect modifier in the evaluation of influenza vaccine effectiveness? Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 4)

Chan MCW, Wang MH, Chen Z, et al. Frequent genetic mismatch between vaccine strains and circulating seasonal influenza viruses, Hong Kong, China, 1996-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 7)

Chen YQ, Wohlbold TJ, Zheng NY, et al. Influenza infection in humans induces broadly cross-reactive and protective neuraminidase-reactive antibodies. Cell 2018 Apr 5;173(2):417-29e10

Chiu HT, Shen LJ, Chen YC, et al. Effect of statin use on the risk of medically attended acute respiratory illness among influenza vaccinated elderly. Vaccine 2018 (published online Aug 31)

Chiu SS, Kwan MYW, Feng S, et al. Interim estimate of influenza vaccine effectiveness in hospitalised children, Hong Kong, 2017/18. Euro Surveill 2018 Feb 22;23(8):pii=18-00062

Chung JR, Flannery B, Ambrose CS, et al. Live attenuated and inactivated influenza vaccine effectiveness. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Jan 7)

Cobey S, Gouma S, Parkhouse K, et al. Poor immunogenicity, not vaccine strain egg adaptation, may explain the low H3N2 influenza vaccine effectiveness in 2012-13. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 20)

Cowlingh BJ, Lim WW, Perera RAPM, et al. Influenza hemagglutination-inhibition antibody titer as a mediator of vaccine-induced protection for influenza B. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 8)

de Bekker-Grob EW, Veldwijk J, Jonker M, et al. The impact of vaccination and patient characteristics on influenza vaccination uptake of elderly people: a discrete choice experiment. Vaccine 2018 (published online Feb 6)

de Perio MA, Yue X, Laney AC, et al. Agreement with employer influenza vaccination requirements among US healthcare personnel during the 2016-2017 season. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Jun 20)

Deng L, Mohan T, Chang TZ, et al. Double-layered protein nanoparticles induce broad protection against divergent influenza A viruses. Nat Commun 2018 (published online Jan 24)

Erbelding EJ, Post D, Stemmy E, et al. A universal influenza vaccine: the strategic plan for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 28)

Feng S, Chiu SS, Chan ELY, et al. Effectiveness of influenza vaccination on influenza-associated hospitalisations over time among children in Hong Kong: a test-negative case-control study. Lancet Respir Med 2018 (published online Nov 12)

Ferdinands JM, Gaglani M, Martin ET, et al. Prevention of influenza hospitalization among adults in the US, 2015-16: results from the US Hospitalized Adult Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (HAIVEN). J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 14)

Flannery B, Chung JR, Belongia EA, et al. Interim estimates of 2017-18 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness — United States, February 2018. MMWR 2018 Feb 16;67(6):180-5

Flannery B, Chung JR, Monto AS, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in the United States during the 2016-2017 season. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 11)

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