The 2017 to 2018 influenza vaccine reduces the chance of getting the disease by about 33%, but is only 25% effective against H3N2, otherwise known as influenza A.
No increased risk of incident epilepsy was seen among children who received influenza vaccination during the 2009-2010 influenza season in Norway.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its immunization recommendations for adults.
The updates contain new or revised ACIP recommendations for poliovirus, influenza, and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines, as well as a clarification of the recommendations for rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines.
NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.
Herpes zoster subunit vaccine more effective, less expensive than live attenuated herpes zoster vaccineJanuary 24, 2018
The adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine is more effective and less expensive than the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine at all ages.
Younger adults are more likely to have provider-ordered flu testing than older adults.
Intensive care and death were greatly prevented in patients who were annually vaccinated.
Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.
A Minnesota-based hospital chain fires about 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Heplisav-B for the prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus.
New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.
A pneumonia vaccine under development provides the most comprehensive coverage to date and alleviates antimicrobial concerns.
Infants aged 19-35 months had vaccination rates above 90%.
CDC voted for Shingrix over Zostavax as herpes zoster vaccine of choice
The AMA STEPS Forward module helps health care professionals save time by creating a team-based approach for an adult immunization program.
In the 1 to 10 days after flu vaccine administration, there was no increased risk for VTE.
Greater positive mood significantly predicted greater antibody responses to the influenza vaccination.
With a continuing resurgence in pertussis, efforts should focus on maximizing Tdap uptake among pregnant women.
The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given within the first 24 hours of life.
Information about vaccines received during pregnancy could influence infant immunization.
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.
Nearly 1 in 10 infants did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the World Health Organization.
Most measles cases in the United States are the result of international travel.
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.
The investigators found that after 32 weeks, HIV remained suppressed in 91% percent of those taking the drugs orally, 94% of those receiving monthly injections, and 95% of patients receiving injections every two months.