Influenza Information Center
Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy
For women who are pregnant, influenza vaccines may moderately protect against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalization.
The CHEST Expert Cough Panel agreed on cough, dyspnea, pleural pain, sweating, shivers, aches, temperature of ≥38°C, tachypnea, and new and localizing chest examination signs as clinical symptoms as criteria suggestive of pneumonia in outpatient adults.
"This is the first new antiviral flu treatment with a novel mechanism of action approved by the FDA in nearly 20 years," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.
Prior-season vaccination is not associated with reduced vaccine effectiveness among children aged 2 to 17 years.
Research results indicated vaccination rates declined as clinic day progressed and that active choice intervention was linked with increased vaccinations.
Larger cities with higher base transmission potentials have more diffuse influenza epidemics.
Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.
Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care Practices
Influenza vaccination rates decline as the clinic day progresses.
2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match-up.
All children age 6 months and older, including teens, advised to undergo annual immunization.