Full influenza vaccination among children cuts hospitalization in half
(University of Michigan) Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan, the Clalit Research Institute, and Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
According to a Feb. 21Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC, the current influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall against 2019-2020 seasonal influenza A and B viruses.
Okay, I'm not an epidemiologist or a virologist. But I do know something about those subjects, I'm a public health professor, and I am an expert in clinical communication and risk communication. So I'm going to offer some observations that I hope will help people keep this public health scare in proper perspective and maybe be of practical use.There are two important parameters we need to understand the risk caused by any communicable disease. I'm going to broadly say transmissibility, and the probability that exposure will lead to serious disease.We often see transmissibility represented as a single number, called R0 or &...
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 32, Issue 7Author(s): Xue Ting FAN, Yun Long WANG, Qiu Dong SU, Feng QIU, Yao YI, Zhi Yuan JIA, Da Yan WANG, Kun QIN, Ye Ning ZOU, Sheng Li BI, Li Ping SHEN
The quadrivalent version of Fluad was safe and effective against influenza strains included in the vaccine in multiple clinical studies with adults aged 65 years or older.News Alerts
ConclusionsThough the number of pro-vaccine posts increased, antivaccine posts remained more popular. The government agency may use an emotive personal family-oriented message to promote vaccination.
Immunotherapy,Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 151-159, February 2020.
"We are excited with the launch of the quadrivalent version of our flu vaccine, which can be offered to both children above six months and adults. This particular type of vaccine provides good immune response with less side-effects," Abbott India Medical Director Srirupa Das said.
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe reviewed the benefit of influenza vaccination in healthcare personnel (HCP), rates of vaccine coverage, and practices used to try to boost vaccine coverage among HCP.Recent FindingsInfluenza vaccination in HCP provides benefits to both HCP and patients, including reductions in patient morbidity and mortality and decreases in HCP absenteeism. Despite these benefits, influenza vaccine coverage among HCP still falls short of the Healthy People 2020 goal of 90%. As a result, healthcare institutions have used various practices to boost vaccination, including mandatory vaccine policies and requiring n...
(Natural News) Influenza and coronavirus have one thing in common as they are both much more likely to infect and kill humans who already have weakened immune systems, but there’s something else most US doctors are not telling anyone. Most Americans have severely compromised immune systems due directly to the vaccines and medicines used most...