The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices encourages all Americans to receive the flu vaccine between September and October.
The analysis included 241,551 patients monitored for a median of 4 years.
A team of investigators report on the findings from a randomized controlled trial of 3 enhanced influenza vaccines and a standard-dose vaccine in older adults.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State implemented a series of community mitigation strategies, and monitoring approaches are needed to assess the effect of these interventions.
Targeting the elderly (individuals aged 65 years) for influenza vaccination may not decrease hospitalization or mortality rates in this population.
The adjuvanted, broad-spectrum influenza vaccine FLU-v was found to be immunogenic and merits phase 3 development to explore efficacy.
Implementation of an influenza immunization program increased vaccinations rates from 44% to 57% the following year.
Despite the higher effectiveness of the quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine against the added B virus lineage, trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine.
The overall vaccine effectiveness against any influenza virus associated with medically attended ARI is 45% for the current season.
Fitbit data significantly improved prediction of influenza-like illness in top 5 states with most users.
Oseltamivir may reduce recovery time for primary care patients with influenza-like illness, especially for older, sicker patients with comorbidities.
Because of low vaccination rates, approximately 5.6 million cases of community-acquired pneumonia occur in the United States annually.
Only 1 in 3 mothers-to-be receive both influenza and Tdap vaccines, according to a CDC report.
Vaccine coverage significantly lower among non-Hispanic blacks, those with lower education, income.
Study shows that in-hospital influenza vaccination may lower costs, risk for readmission or death.
The One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization workshop, organized jointly by the United States CDC, US Department of Agriculture, and US Department for the Interior, recently reported a list of 8 top zoonotic diseases of national concern.
Mortality risk for flu-related hospitalizations lower for those with vs without type 2 diabetes.
Influenza A(H3) predominating in many regions in Southern Hemisphere; influenza activity low in US.
Vaccine knowledge and anticipated rates of vaccination even lower for pneumococcal disease.
MS patients advised to follow all local vaccine standards except in case of specific contraindications.