Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine Not Effective for Children in 2015 - 16
Overall, influenza vaccine was 48 percent effective against any influenza illness for 2015 to 2016 season
Evidence for the continued use of annual influenza vaccination emerges following reports suggesting it may increase susceptibility during a pandemic.
Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.
ConclusionsThe first weeks of the 2015/16 influenza season were more severe than previous seasons, with an earlier and steeper increase in severe cases and deaths, particularly in younger adults. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 was the predominant strain and was closely related to the seasonal vaccine strain with no evidence of resistance to antiviral drugs.
AbstractThe majority of influenza related deaths and hospitalizations occur among individuals ≥65 years, yet the national influenza vaccination rate for this group is 63% and is lower in the Hispanic population. Previous studies have described negative predictors of vaccination; however, there is a knowledge gap of how influenza vaccine-specific beliefs affect vaccination rates. We examin ed the relationship between influenza vaccine health beliefs and vaccination behaviors in a cross sectional sample of 200 primarily Hispanic patients aged ≥65 years in an academic general internal medicine clinic. Particip...
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GlaxoSmithKline's four-strain influenza vaccine Fluarix is now indicated to help prevent influenza in children as young as 6 months.FDA Approvals
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales &Marketing Network) -- GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] announced today it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research expanding the indication fo... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA GSK, FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT, Influenza Vaccine
Nursing staff have been once again urged to ensure they are vaccinated against influenza, while one of England ’s most senior doctors has suggested that immunisation should be compulsory in future.
lli V Abstract The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) powder (RP) and vitamin E (VE) at different levels on humoral immunity of broilers during a 42-day production cycle. A total of 270 1-day-old male chicks were assigned to nine groups with three replicates of ten birds each, and diets were supplemented with 0, 0.5, or 1.0% RP and 0, 100, or 200 mg/kg VE, respectively. Commercial-inactivated vaccines against avian influenza (AI) and Newcastle disease (ND) viruses, and living infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccine were administered by spray method. Shee...