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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
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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Evidence for the continued use of annual influenza vaccination emerges following reports suggesting it may increase susceptibility during a pandemic.
Source: Clinical Pharmacist - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) Epidemics Children and Childhood Source Type: news
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.
Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Influenza Tamiflu (Drug) Relenza (Drug) Interferon (Protein) Viruses Fever Vaccination and Immunization Respiratory System Source Type: news
GlaxoSmithKline's four-strain influenza vaccine Fluarix is now indicated to help prevent influenza in children as young as 6 months.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news
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
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
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...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
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