Educational Handout May Increase Receipt of Child Flu Shot

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- Providing an educational handout about influenza disease in the waiting room before a pediatric provider visit may increase receipt of child influenza vaccine, according to a study published online July 8 in...
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Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Amir Hossein Amiri Mehra, Iman Zamani, Zohreh Abbasi, Asier IbeasAbstractThis paper presents a new Susceptible, Exposed, Infected, Asymptomatic, and Recovered individuals (SEIAR) model for influenza considering a dynamic population. In the given model, the possibility of transmission of asymptomatic individuals (infectious with no visible symptoms) to infected individuals (infectious exhibiting symptoms) is considered. The basic reproduction number and the equilibrium points of the new model are given while the stability of th...
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee -This briefing provides guidance for community pharmacy contractors and their teams on the 2019/2020 NHS seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service. It discusses the background to and aims of the service, service provision, which vaccines should be covered and training of staff.BriefingPharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee - news
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, and a lack of understanding of basic disease pathogenesis is hampering development of new vaccines and treatments. Multiple studies have previously established a role for type I interferon (IFN) in TB disease. Type I IFNs are critical immune mediators for host responses to viral infection, yet their specific influence in bacterial infection remains unclear. As IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) can have both stimulatory and inhibitory effects on immune function, clarifying the role of type I interferon in TB remains an important question. The quantificati...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
by James A. Hay, Karen Laurie, Michael White, Steven Riley The strength and breadth of an individual’s antibody repertoire is an important predictor of their response to influenza infection or vaccination. Although progress has been made in understanding qualitatively how repeated exposures shape the antibody mediated immune response, quantitative under standing remains limited. We developed a set of mathematical models describing short-term antibody kinetics following influenza infection or vaccination and fit them to haemagglutination inhibition (HI) titres from 5 groups of ferrets which were exposed to different ...
Source: PLoS Computational Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundVaccination represents one of the most effective means of preventing infections for the population and for the public health in general. Recently there has been a decline in vaccinations, also among healthcare workers (HCWs). The aim of the study is to detect the knowledge, skills, attitudes and barriers of HCWs regarding vaccinations in a tertiary children ’s hospital in order to support clinical management in immunisation practices.MethodsAn observational study was conducted on 255 subjects over a period of 8  months. The 31-item questionnaire considered profession, level of instruction and...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
The lack of seasonality in influenza epidemics in the tropics makes the application of well-established temperate zone national vaccination plans challenging.
Source: Value in Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, 51 healthy adults were vaccinated with seasonal influenza vaccine, and PBMC were collected before and up to 30 d after vaccination. Myeloid and lymphoid cell cytokine secretion was measured after in vitro PBMC restimulation with low-dose IL-15, alone or in combination with inactivated H3N2 virus; the associated NK cell response was assessed by flow cytometry. PBMC collected 30 d postvaccination showed heightened cytokine production in response to IL-15 compared with PBMC collected at baseline; these responses were further enhanced when IL-15 was combined with H3N2. NK cell activation in response to IL-15 alo...
Source: Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: J Immunol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough maternal Tdap and influenza vaccination coverage increased substantially from 2010 to 2017 among large, geographically diverse U.S. cohorts, coverage remained suboptimal, potentially putting newborns at risk of pertussis and influenza. Strategies to increase maternal vaccination coverage could target women identified to have a reduced likelihood of vaccination: those who are younger, black, residing in rural areas, with multiple gestation, and a prepregnancy inpatient admission.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Adding a second B strain in IIV4-HD resulted in improved immunogenicity against the added strain without compromising the immunogenicity of the other strains or the vaccine's tolerability. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT03282240. PMID: 31431411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Condition:   Vaccine Response Impaired Intervention:   Biological: Influenza Vaccination Sponsors:   University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland;   University of Oslo;   University of Oxford;   Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC-UvA) Enrolling by invitation
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