influenza vaccine

LAIV will return for next flu seasonA change in the H1N1 component may have solved efficacy problems from prior formulations of the intranasal vaccine.
Are vaccines in pregnancy linked to infant mortality and hospitalization? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a case control study published in Pediatrics that looked at whether associations existed between mother receiving influenza and/or Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccinations during pregnancy and infant hospitalization or death occurring in the first 6 months of life.
Major vaccines addressed in updated ACIP guidelinesThere are some notable revisions in 2018 to recommendations concerning hepatitis B vaccination for newborns and a third dose of mumps-containing vaccines, among others.
How the Flu’s Severity Will Affect Healthcare SpendingThe flu epidemic is taking a toll on the U.S. healthcare system. Here's how health insurers can curtail spending on flu care.
Practice update for flu vaccines and egg allergies (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a practice update published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology regarding egg allergies and administration of the influenza vaccine.
Flu vaccine recommendations for the 2016 - 2017 seasonEgg allergies are no longer a contraindication for influenza vaccination, but intranasal mists won’t be an alternative for the shot during this year’s flu season, either, according to new recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessment
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessmentThe goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about current vaccine recommendations so that they can identify adolescent and adult patients who may need vaccinations. Readers will also gain knowledge about where to obtain information about current vaccine recommendations.
First 4-strain flu vaccine availableFDA recently approved the first 4-strain, cell culture-derived, inactivated seasonal flu vaccine available in the United States. Flucelvax Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (Seqirus) helps protect against the 2 influenza A viruses and two B viruses recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the FDA for the current influenza season.
CDC updates recommendations for 2015-2016 flu seasonAfter a poor matchup to circulating viruses in the 2014-2015 season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new vaccine for this year, along with updated administration guidelines.
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issued
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issuedThe American Academy of Pediatrics has announced the release of the 2015 recommended vaccination schedule for children and adolescents in a recent policy statement from the Academy’s Committee on Infectious Diseases.