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Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

After adjustment for confounders, vaccine linked to lower all-cause, cardiovascular death.

News Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy

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.

News New CHEST Guideline for Acute Cough Suspicious of Pneumonia or Influenza

New CHEST Guideline for Acute Cough Suspicious of Pneumonia or Influenza

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.

News First-in-Class Antiviral Approved for the Treatment of Influenza

First-in-Class Antiviral Approved for the Treatment of Influenza

"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.

Healthday Prior-Season Vaccination Not Associated With Flu Shot Effectiveness

Prior-Season Vaccination Not Associated With Flu Shot Effectiveness

Prior-season vaccination is not associated with reduced vaccine effectiveness among children aged 2 to 17 years.

News Influenza Vaccination Rates Vary as Clinic Day Progress

Influenza Vaccination Rates Vary as Clinic Day Progress

Research results indicated vaccination rates declined as clinic day progressed and that active choice intervention was linked with increased vaccinations.

Healthday Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season

Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season

Larger cities with higher base transmission potentials have more diffuse influenza epidemics.

News Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.

News Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care Practices

Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care Practices

Influenza vaccination rates decline as the clinic day progresses.

Healthday 80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year

80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year

2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match-up.

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