Influenza

 
The 2021-2022 Flu Vaccine: 10 Frequently Asked Questions
August 30, 2021

There is something new with the flu and the vaccine against it every year. We summarized answers to 10 questions frequently asked by patients and clinicians alike.

Immunization Action Coalition President and Flu Expert Dr Kelly Moore Explains Primary Care's "Tall Order"
August 27, 2021

IAC president Kelly Moore, MD, MPH, has a long history of fighting flu and promoting vaccination. She talks about the influenza/COVID season to come and using the best tools we have.

Adult Vaccination Against Preventable Diseases Now Urgent, says NAIIS
August 25, 2021

Low rates of routine adult vaccination, reduced further during the 2020-21 pandemic months, threaten a surge in these conditions as the US reopens, says the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit.

How Effective is the Flu Vaccine: 10 Questions on Patient Misconceptions
August 24, 2021

Influenza season brings vaccine fear and misconceptions every year. Stay ahead of patients with our quiz on their questions for you.

ACP: Ensure Adult Routine Vaccinations are Up to Date as Flu and COVID Meet Again
August 18, 2021

The American College of Physicians urges clinicians to make sure adult patients, especially the most vulnerable, are protected against preventable diseases as COVID spreads and flu is imminent.

Flu Vaccine May Reduce Some of the Severe Effects of COVID-19, New Study Finds
July 12, 2021

In the largest study of its kind, patients with COVID-19 who did not receive flu vaccine were significantly more likely to visit the emergency department and to have a stroke, among other severe effects.

Flu Vaccine Shown to Reduce Mortality, CV Events in Adults with CVD
March 26, 2021

Influenza vaccination is associated with lower risk for all-cause and cardiovascular death in patients with CVD vs no vaccination, a new meta-analysis found.

Flu Shot May Protect Against COVID-19, Reduce Severity, Study Finds
March 25, 2021

Individuals vaccinated against influenza were 24% less likely to be infected with COVID-19 than those who did not get the flu shot, according to Michigan Medicine researchers.

High-dose Flu Vaccine Confers No Added Benefit for Patients with CVD
December 07, 2020

A high-dose influenza vaccine was no more effective than the standard-dose vaccine at reducing the risk of severe outcomes among patients with heart disease, NIH study finds.

Baloxavir Marboxil Wins FDA Label Expansion for Post-exposure Flu Prevention
December 01, 2020

The expanded indication for baloxavir marboxil is positive news as the surge in US COVID-19 cases converges with the arrival of flu season.