The Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to NanoFlu (Novavax) for seasonal influenza vaccination in adults ≥65 years.
Oseltamivir may reduce recovery time for primary care patients with influenza-like illness, especially for older, sicker patients with comorbidities.
The most unusual part of this flu season is that the influenza B strain has been more prevalent than influenza A.
A new vaccine for the avian influenza A(H5N1) was shown to be safe and immunogenic.
The CDC says it is still too early to know how severe this year’s influenza season will be.
Vaccine effectiveness and severity of current and prior seasons of influenza have demonstrated no association with vaccination rate in children, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Compared with other pediatric and adolescent vaccines, the influenza vaccination rate remains low in children. Although many reasons may affect whether a child is vaccinated, the extent…
Evidence of higher quality is needed to better understand sex differences in response to influenza vaccine.
Having a requirement for child influenza vaccine was the only predictor of having an adult vaccine requirement.