December 6th 2023
National Institutes of Health announce program as potential model for future care.
December 4th 2023
Double dose against respiratory illness may be more convenient for patients.
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May 22nd 2023
Seasonal influenza kills hundreds of thousands of people every year due to a constantly changing virus and highly inefficient vaccine production. A universal flu vaccine could deal with the first problem, and mRNA technology with the second.
November 21st 2022
Tell your patients to get their annual flu vaccines for best protection against illness.
Flu season 2019: How bad will it be?
Experts say it’s too early to predict the severity of the flu season, or how effective the vaccine will be
Flu vaccination has extended benefits for older patients
The flu vaccine can help protect against more than just the flu. A new study reveals extended benefits, especially for the elderly.
FDA approves flu vaccine for use on patients over 65
Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent has been approved for use in patients over 65 to help prevent A and B strains of influenza.
Flu season 2019: AMA says time for physicians to promote flu shots
Everyone over the age of six months and especially pregnant women are urged to get flu shots
Flu season less severe than last
H1N1 is the most prevalent flu virus circulating this year, resulting in a less severe flu season overall than last year when H3N2 was predominant.
Early oseltamivir treatment associated with 30 percent decrease in mortality for some flu strains
A new report links early treatment of influenza A/H3N2 with the drug to a 30% decrease in mortality.
Could a probiotic help prevent the flu?
Researchers have found that the microbiome in the respiratory tract contributes to how susceptible we each are to the flu. Work is underway to use this data to create a preventive tool
Llama antibodies may hold key to broad-coverage flu vaccine
A new study reveals that llama antibodies may be effective in offering protection against numerous flu strains in a single vaccine
Flu vaccination rates decline as clinic days wear on
A new report highlights how flu vaccination rates decline as the day progresses, and how primary care practices can use ‘nudges’ to modify patient care behaviors.
New nanoparticle flu vaccine could benefit senior patients
A new vaccine in development could provide increased flu protection for seniors.
Early activity indicates this year’s flu vaccine may be a good match
It’s too early yet to say whether last year’s devastating flu season will motivate more patients to receive flu shots, but so far it looks like a good year for the vaccine.
The promise of a new intranasal flu vaccine: Better protection, less side effects
NasoVax is still in the development stages but may eventually provide an option for patients who are immunocompromised.
New antiviral approved just in time for flu season
A new one-dose antiviral-the first treatment approved to fight the flu in 20 years-will be available to clinicians this flu season.
CDC releases updated recommendations for flu season
The intranasal vaccine is back, and changes have been made to the viral composition of this year’s vaccine.
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