October 31st 2023
The mRNA-based combination vaccine candidate for flu and COVID-19 received Fast Track Designation from the US Food and Drug Administration.
October 19th 2023
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October 14th 2023
IDWeek 2023. Results highlight potential impact of influenza vaccination in reducing CV, respiratory, and other complications in adults aged ≥65 years with underlying chronic conditions.
Immune response in older adults after receiving both vaccines in the same visit was noninferior to sequential administration and the safety profile was acceptable.
October 11th 2023
Researchers say findings demonstrate the capacity to use an existing influenza vaccine effectiveness network to study a large immunocompromised population.
Vaccination Strategies Practice Pearls And Key Take Aways
Drs John Russell, Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, Charles Vega, Wendy Wright, And Neil Skolnik provide their practice pearls and key thoughts on how to vaccinate their patient populations in the upcoming influenza season.
Case 3: 65-Year-Old Male Patient With An Egg Allergy
Drs Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir and Charles Vega share their expertise on how to vaccinate a 65-year-old male patient with an egg allergy.
Case 2: 50-Year-Old Male Patient With A Heart Disease
A panel of experts in vaccination efforts discuss the available influenza vaccines for a 50-year-old male patient with a heart disease.
Case 1: 30-Year-Old Pregnant Female In The 2nd Trimester
John Russell, MD, FAAFP, presents the case of a 30-year-old pregnant woman in her 2nd trimester and reviews the appropriate vaccination strategies for this patient.
IDWeek 2023: Tripledemic Viruses Under the Microscope
COVID-19, influenza, and RSV will be the topics of a different types of sessions examining the history, new diagnostics, prevention, and future treatments during IDWeek 2023.
How To Translate The Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices Influenza Vaccination Recommendations To Patients
Dr John Russell and Neil Skolnik comment on how to translate the advisory committee on immunization practices influenza vaccination recommendations to patients.
Role Of Real-World Data To Explore Influenza Vaccination Health Outcomes
Dr Neil Skolnik reviews the role of real-world data to examine the efficacy of influenza vaccines and their impact on influenza related complications.
IDWeek 2023, October 11-15: Preview of Topics and Presentations
IDWeek 2023: Imagine an intriguing hot topic in infectious disease and you'll find a session or 2 where you can learn more and then choose the next topic, rinse, and repeat.
Expert Opinions Of The Optimal Administration And Safety Of An Influenza Vaccine
A panel of experts in vaccination share their thoughts on the optimal timing and administration of an influenza vaccine for the general public.
Importance Of The Inclusion Of Multiple Viral Strains Within Vaccines
Dr Wendy Wright reviews the differences between influenza strains and the rationale for the inclusion of multiple viral strains within flu vaccines.
Influenza Rx in Practice: Which Antiviral Makes Sense?
Influenza B is the diagnosis and the patient wants to start antiviral therapy. Factoring in CDC guidance, patient preference, and price, which of the 4 options makes most sense?
New COVID-19 Monovalent Vaccine Could Face Resistance, KFF Poll Finds
Less than one-quarter of US adults surveyed said they would "definitely" get the shot while 33% stated they would "definitely not" get the new vaccine.
Insights Into The Currently Available Vaccine Technologies
Neil Skolnik, MD, reviews the currently available vaccine technologies, highlighting their mechanisms of action and individual delivery methods.
Expert Opinions On How To Increase Patient Education Surrounding Influenza Vaccination
A panel of experts in vaccination uptake strategies discuss their best practices for empowering their patients to obtain flu vaccines and discuss how to personalize these conversations.
Role Of Patient Education And Empowerment In Vaccination Efforts
Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PHARMD, MPH, AAHIVP, leads a conversation on the importance of vaccination in the defense and protection against viral infections, such as the flu.
A Conversation On The Perspective Change Surrounding The Impact Of Influenza
Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, shares her thoughts on the changing perception of influenza and influenza vaccination post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keep the Vaccination Conversation Going—and Cheerlead, Too
"Keep the vaccination conversation going this year, even though your patients, and probably you, too, have grown tired of the issues and your team is worn out."
Patients with COVID-19 More Likely to Develop Hypertension than Those with Influenza, Shows New Study
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were 2-times more likely to develop persistent hypertension than their influenza counterparts, according to results.
FDA Grants 501(k) Clearance to Triple Assay for Influenza, RSV, and COVID-19
The triple assay can identify and differentiate influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus in approximately 2 hours and is already in use.
When COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatment Aren't Free, What Will they Cost?
In the post COVID-19 pandemic health care emergency era, private and public insurance entities will continue full coverage of the shots - but what about the uninsured?
Is There a Vaccine to Help Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack?
Reducing American's risk for CHD and cardiovascular events gets harder as the population ages and obesity rates climb. Can a vaccine help?
Antibiotics Unlikely to Save Lives of Patients Hospitalized with Respiratory Infections
In most patients with viral respiratory infections, the chance of bacterial coinfection is low and antibiotics can be withheld safely, say authors of a new study.
Daily Dose: Electronic “Nudges” to Increase Flu Vaccination Uptake
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Electronic “Nudges” Linking Flu Vaccination to Potential CV Benefits Boosted Uptake in Older Adults in Denmark
ACC 2023. Electronic nudges highlighting the potential cardiovascular benefits of flu vaccination led to a modest uptake in vaccination rates among older adults in Denmark, according to results of the NUDGE-FLU trial.
FDA Issues EUA for First OTC Influenza-COVID-19 Test Kit
The first-of-its kind combination home-based test matched lab-based PCR tests for identification of influenza A and B and COVID-19.
Daily Dose: Vaccine-preventable Viruses & Neurodegenerative Disease
Vaccine-preventable Viruses Associated with Increased Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease: NIH Findings
The large biobank-based study found 22 pairings of a neurodegenerative disorder and a previous viral infection. Vaccines exist against several of those viruses.
It's Still Flu Season, Don't Let Patients Drop Their Guard, Says Expert
Medical director of the NFID William Schaffner, MD, shares his messages to primary care clinicians as the final months of this year's flu season near.
Changes to the ACIP 2023 Adult Immunization Schedule
Get a quick topline look at specific revisions and additions included in the ACIP's recommendations for routine immunization of those aged ≥19 years in the US.
Changes to the ACIP 2023 Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedule
Get a quick topline look at specific revisions and additions included in the ACIP's recommendations for routine immunization of those aged ≤18 years in the US.
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