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ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Healthday CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

Half of this number went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized.

Healthday Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants.

Healthday Flu Vaccination Safe for Hospitalized Patients

Flu Vaccination Safe for Hospitalized Patients

With vaccination, risks reduced for readmission, outpatient visits, fever, clinical evaluations for infection.

News Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received an influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season.

Healthday Flu Vaccine Cuts Flu-Related Hospitalization in COPD Patients

Flu Vaccine Cuts Flu-Related Hospitalization in COPD Patients

Flu-positive patients have higher crude mortality and critical illness vs flu-negative patients.

Healthday Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Vaccine for Pediatric Influenza

Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Vaccine for Pediatric Influenza

The quadrivalent LAIV4 is less effective than IIV against influenza A/H1N1pdm09 in all pediatric age groups.

Healthday In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury.

Healthday Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

After adjustment for confounders, vaccine linked to lower all-cause, cardiovascular death.

News Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy

Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy

For women who are pregnant, influenza vaccines may moderately protect against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalization.

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