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.
Learn how to diagnose and treat influenza in adults.
Providers should educate their patients on the prevalence of influenza, its potential complications, and the available prevention options.
The influenza vaccine may be able to prevent approximately 57% of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia.
Seniors with the flu should be treated as soon as possible in order to reduce hospital stay length and the need for extended care after discharge.
Higher influenza vaccination rates among healthy adults may lower the risk for influenza among older adults, according to a study published online ahead of print September 9 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
The makers of the egg-free flu vaccine, Flublok, have announced that it is now available nationwide.
Clinicians are advised to lead by example and encourage all patients to get their annual influenza vaccine.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that flu vaccines should be mandatory for children and health care workers.
A new study provides evidence that yearly influenza vaccination benefited residents of nursing homes.
The strain of H3N2 used in last year's flu vaccine differed from the circulating strain.
Flublok Quadrivalent vaccine was 33% more effective in preventing flu than the traditional vaccine.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met to vote on updates to several vaccine recommendations, including for HPV.
More education is needed to increase influenza vaccination rates among nursing home workers.