Investigators sought to determine the association between maternal vaccination and infant mortality.
Influenza A viruses have predominated the 2017 to 2018 season with a vaccine effectiveness between 25% and 67%.
Airborne influenza viruses may be safely and effectively eradicated with continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C light.
The recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for the United States has been issued for 2018.
Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."
Influenza increased the risk for acute myocardial infarction within 1 year before and 1 year after the infection.
Patient reminder and recall systems seem to be effective for improving receipt of immunizations.
Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are working to develop a universal influenza vaccine.
Vaccination for influenza for multiple seasons is twice as effective in preventing severe influenza.
Patients with an egg allergy do not need to avoid or take special precautions when receiving the influenza vaccine.
Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should integrate social psychological considerations with health communication principles.
Midturbinate swabs for influenza detection provided a more comfortable experience for patients compared with traditional nasopharyngeal swabs.
Since the start of November 2017, influenza activity has increased in the United States.
A glycoprotein mutation in fertilized chicken eggs may be the cause of the limited effectiveness of the 2016-2017 flu vaccine.
About 50 employees have been fired from Essentia Health, a Duluth, Minnesota-based hospital chain, for refusing to receive the flu vaccination.
Interventions to target healthcare professional-associated influenza transmission, intervention may be necessary to prevent transmission.
Antipyretic administration for fever in young children is not associated with any significant blunting of immune response to inactivated influenza vaccination.
Text messaging may be an effective way to increase the rate of influenza vaccination.
Influenza vaccination in the pediatric emergency department setting appears to be a cost-effective strategy.
Temporary discontinuation of methotrexate after influenza vaccination is associated with improved immunogenicity of vaccination in RA.
A highly pathogenic variant of H7N9 avian influenza has evolved and is now capable of causing a pandemic, according to recent research.
Rapivab is now indicated for use in pediatric patients ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza.
Despite the loss of the live attenuated influenza vaccine, overall immunization rates in children 2-17 remained steady.
The majority of healthcare workers receive an influenza vaccination, but more pregnant women should be vaccinated.
The CDC continues to urge pregnant women to receive influenza vaccinations.
Influenza vaccination does not increase the risk for venous thromboembolism in patients older than 50 years of age.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against the use of the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4).
Researchers examined the efficacy of digital immunoassays vs rapid influenza diagnostic tests for diagnosing influenza.
Fewer children were immunized against influenza once the CDC ruled out use of the nasal spray.
Hospitalization risk was increased in infants of vaccinated vs nonvaccinated mothers only during the first 90 days of life.