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High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents

Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccination, high-dose influenza vaccination reduces the number of U.S. nursing home residents who require respiratory-related hospital admissions, according to results from a cluster-randomized trial.Reuters Health Information
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Although influenza vaccines are generally safe and effective, a variety of autoimmune phenomena have been reported after vaccination over the past years, such as Guillain –Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, ...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: Attention and interventions are required to improve the influenza vaccination coverage for the non-elderly patients with asthma, especially on those who are taking no regular exercise, thinking self as being healthy, taking irregular health check-up.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
The flu season is just getting underway in North America, but if Australia ’s experience with influenza is any guide, we’re in for a miserable winter.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,warned Wednesday that the United States could experience...
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - Category: Science Authors: Source Type: news
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In a New England Journal of Medicine perspective, experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne discuss how the process of preparing seasonal influenza vaccines in eggs may contribute to their limited effectiveness. The authors offer research strategies that might yield more protective vaccine candidates.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
The overwhelming majority of influenza vaccines are prepared with the use of chicken embryo allantoic fluid. The presence of ovalbumin (this protein constitutes>60% total protein in the allantoic fluid) in the vaccine can lead to severe allergy. Hence, effective reduction of ovalbumin content is of crucial importance for vaccine production. We compared two methods of purification and concentration of influenza virus: zonal gradient ultracentrifugation and combined ultrafiltration/diafiltration and exclusion chromatography protocol, used for fabrication of seasonal vaccines. Combined chromatography is comparable with zon...
Source: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Should you get the influenza (flu) vaccine this year? The short, quick answer (barring any medical reasons you shouldn’t, such as severe allergies), is yes! But recent research raises another important question: When should you get the shot? Why a flu shot every year in the first place? Getting infected with the flu can be dangerous — we’ve seen patients in the ICU who were previously healthy but had a horrible response to a strain of the virus and became very sick. Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies release flu vaccination guidelines in late summer to early...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cold and Flu Health Infectious diseases Prevention Vaccines Source Type: blogs
(CNN) — Last year’s seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu. This limited effectiveness was due to a mutation that occurred in the influenza A (H3N2) vaccine strain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This vaccine mutation resulted from an egg-based manufacturing process commonly used today. This year’s flu vaccine may also be imperfect, said Scott Hensley, author of the new study and an associate profe...
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Source: Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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