The campaign portrays the flu shot as a way to lessen severity of illness, and not necessarily prevent the virus.
Groups announced new clinical trials and more support for universal flu, MERS, and mpox vaccines.
Vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization was estimated at 52%, including 55% against those related to the H1N1 strain.
A study found that the recombinant influenza vaccine provided better protection against hospitalization than the standard-dose vaccine.
A large meta-analysis shows that influenza vaccination is tied to significantly less antibiotic use, while the effect of pneumococcal vaccination is less pronounced.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky accepts ACIP recommendations regarding the use of flu vaccines for the 2023-24 season.
CD388 is Cidara's novel drug for preventing flu in adults at high risk for severe influenza, including those for whom vaccines are either ineffective or not indicated.
Less than 6 hours of sleep a night in the days before and after flu and hepatitis A and B vaccination was associated with a lower immune response.
US influenza activity is still low, flu vaccine protection is moderate, and WHO advisers only tweak the makeup of next year's flu vaccine.
The findings may be helpful for communicating the benefits of pairing flu and COVID vaccination.