The guidelines include a strong recommendation for annual seasonal influenza immunization for everyone 6 months and older.
Total influenza vaccination rates among children in the 2016 to 2017 influenza season dropped 1.6% from the year before.
Digital immunoassays and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests have higher sensitivities for detecting influenza than rapid influenza diagnostic tests.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.
Researchers found the H3N2 virus in swine at state fairs in Ohio and Michigan, which was transmitted to humans.
The live attenuated vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.
Researchers found that in a cohort of pregnant women, receipt of influenza vaccine the previous year predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains.
About half of patients accepted influenza vaccination for their child if the clinician used a presumptive vs participatory initiation format.
Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.
A total of 101 influenza-related deaths occurred among children throughout the 2016-17 flu season.
Study finds flu shots are less effective for obese adults compared to healthy weight individuals.
Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.
The number of patients dying from infections has remained stable, but some disease threats have changed.
In a study of pediatric patients, vaccine coverage in both LAIV and IIV groups was similar.
Oseltamivir phosphate can be used to prevent flu in patients aged 1 year and older.
It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?
The nasal flu vaccine had a protection rate of only 3%.
Children who receive the influenza vaccine at the same time as PCV or a DTaP-containing vaccine have an increased risk for febrile seizure.
Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.
An ACIP panel recommended adding live-attenuated influenza vaccination as an option for individuals with egg allergy of any severity.
A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.
The ACIP announced the latest vaccine effectiveness percentages at their February 24th meeting.
CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high-risk patients suspected of having influenzaFebruary 13, 2016
Cases of both influenza A and influenza B have been reported since October 2015.
A clinician expresses concerns about potentially misleading flu vaccination information for pregnant women.
By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.
Patients with heart failure who receive the influenza vaccine may have a lower risk for all-cause mortality compared with those who do not get the vaccine.
Learn how to diagnose and treat influenza in children.
Clinicians debate the fact or hype present in the CDC's most recently released statistics on influenza death rate.
Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.
The FDA has approved Fluad, a trivalent flu vaccine with the adjuvant MF59, for use in patients aged 65 and older.