Influenza Information Center

CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.

Healthday Mortality rate from infectious diseases remains unchanged in the United States

Mortality rate from infectious diseases remains unchanged in the United States

The number of patients dying from infections has remained stable, but some disease threats have changed.

News The flu shot versus flu nasal spray—which is more effective?

The flu shot versus flu nasal spray—which is more effective?

In a study of pediatric patients, vaccine coverage in both LAIV and IIV groups was similar.

News FDA approves generic Tamiflu

FDA approves generic Tamiflu

Oseltamivir phosphate can be used to prevent flu in patients aged 1 year and older.

Feature A clinician and patient mistake

A clinician and patient mistake

It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?

Healthday Nasal flu vaccine not recommended for 2016-2017 flu season

Nasal flu vaccine not recommended for 2016-2017 flu season

The nasal flu vaccine had a protection rate of only 3%.

News Concomitant vaccine administration may increase febrile seizure risk

Concomitant vaccine administration may increase febrile seizure risk

Children who receive the influenza vaccine at the same time as PCV or a DTaP-containing vaccine have an increased risk for febrile seizure.

News Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.

News ACIP recommends minor changes in flu vaccination practices

ACIP recommends minor changes in flu vaccination practices

An ACIP panel recommended adding live-attenuated influenza vaccination as an option for individuals with egg allergy of any severity.

Feature A side effect of the flu vaccine?

A side effect of the flu vaccine?

A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.

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