Influenza

 
Name that Vaccine: Which One Could Have Prevented Each of 2 Patient Scenarios?
August 03, 2022

In this current US catchup vaccination era, which immunization not yet administered could have prevented the illnesses in each situation?

Influenza, PPSV23 Vaccines May Reduce Risk for COPD Exacerbations, Hospitalizations
July 01, 2022

In persons with COPD, seasonal influenza and PPSV23 vaccines, separately or together, reduced the risk for COPD- and pneumonia-related hospitalizations.

FDA Grants EUA for At-home Triple Test: COVID-19, Influenza, RSV
May 23, 2022

The Labcorp home test, available without a prescription, is delivered overnight and includes a return envelope. Results are available in 1-2 days.

Preliminary Results Support Feasibility, Immunogenicity of Influenza-COVID-19 Combo Vaccine
April 21, 2022

Novavax reports that the various combinations assessed were safe and induced immune responses comparable to stand-alone formulations of both vaccines.

CDC: Uptake in Flu Vaccination is Down in Groups at High Risk for Complications
March 04, 2022

Drops in flu vaccine coverage this season have been recorded among young children and pregnant people and racial/ethnic gaps in uptake continue, says CDC.

COVID-19 vs Influenza: 7 Questions on What Makes Them Different
February 24, 2022

From transmission to treatment, COVID-19 and flu have several similarities and differences. Knowing how they differ will be the key to diagnosis this flu season.

What has COVID-19 Taught the US About Flu?
February 07, 2022

Vaccination against flu is the best protection from the infection according to 61% of US adults surveyed by NFID. How do the rest feel about the threat?

US Flu Activity for the Week Ended 1/1/2022
January 10, 2022

Click through top flu indicators tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weekly US influenza surveillance report.

Pop Flu Quiz: What does the CDC say?
December 15, 2021

The CDC recommends ASAP use of antivirals in certain high-risk patient groups. Test your memory of who is in those groups with 2 short questions.

Influenza Rx in Practice: Which Antiviral Makes Sense?
December 15, 2021

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?