Tag: Influenza vaccine

1. In this cost-effectiveness analysis, offering influenza vaccination to all eligible patients in the pediatric emergency department (PED) provided the lowest cost per case of influenza averted as compared to no vaccination at all, only vaccinating patients younger than 5 years old, or only vaccinating high-risk patients of all...
1. Older adults receiving recombinant influenza vaccine experienced fewer cases of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmed influenza-like illness than patients receiving a similar inactivated influenza vaccine. 2. Greater efficacy of the recombinant vaccine was due to greater efficacy against the predominant influenza A strain of the 2014-2015 season, as efficacy...
1. Estimated influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) was 65% against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated deaths among children. 2. Vaccine effectiveness was lower at 51% for children with underlying medication conditions, though the protection remained significant. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Data on influenza-associated deaths in children indicate that most deaths occur in unvaccinated children....
Compared to never users, influenza vaccine uptake amongst children who are ever users of alternative medical systems (e.g. acupuncture) and manipulative body-based therapies is lower. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Complementary and alternative approaches to health (CAM) have seen an increase in popularity as a substitute or accompaniment to...
1. H1N1 vaccination is not linked with increased risk for overall congenital malformations. 2. Risk increases for specific malformations could not be ruled out. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: During the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic, approximately 200 million individuals worldwide were effected and several national vaccination campaigns initiated. Previous studies have...
1. In a randomized blinded trial of 1186 vaccinated children and 3425 nonvaccinated individuals, immunization with live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was not shown to provide better direct or community protection than inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV). 2. Although LAIV was not shown to provide better protection than IIV, both vaccines...
1. Administration of inactivated influenza vaccination alone was not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures. 2. Concomitant administration of pneumococcal or DTaP-containing vaccinations with inactivated influenza vaccine was associated with a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)              ...
1. A total of 10% of pregnant mothers received the influenza vaccination during the study period, but this number grew from 2% to 21% after the H1N1 influenza pandemic. 2. Infants born to influenza-immunized mothers had fewer reported influenza-like events, a smaller amount of laboratory-confirmed episodes of influenza, and fewer...
1. From a cohort study, surgical patients who were vaccinated preoperatively were not at a higher risk for inpatient visits, emergency department visits or post-discharge fever. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: According to the most recent CDC guidelines, the influenza vaccine should be administered to everyone aged 6 months...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its support for mandatory influenza vaccination for all health care personnel (HCP). 2. The AAP supports nationwide implementation of mandatory vaccination programs in accordance with the 2020 goal of reaching a 90% coverage rate among HCPs. Rundown: Illness from influenza has an annual...