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Heart failure patients who receive influenza vaccine less likely to develop dementia - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Influenza vaccination is associated with a lower risk of dementia in patients with heart failure, according to a study in more than 20 000 patients presented today at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure by Dr Ju-Chi Liu ...
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FDA approves 4-in-1 flu vaccine made in Holly Springs

WRAL Tech Wire - ‎3 hours ago‎
Holly Springs, N.C. - The uniquely futuristic billion-dollar cell culture Seqirus vaccine factory in Holly Springs has hit another milestone, with U.S.
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New strategy could yield more precise seasonal flu vaccine

Science Daily - ‎May 24, 2016‎
While this year's vaccine is a much better match to the circulating seasonal strains of influenza, the shifty nature of the virus and the need to pick the viruses used to make global vaccine stocks well before the onset of the flu season can make ...

Influenza vaccination linked to fewer CV, respiratory hospitalizations in patients with HF

Healio - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Use of the influenza vaccine also was associated with a 16% reduction in hospitalization for respiratory disease in the cohort of 59,202 patients with HF (mean age, 75 years; 50% men), researchers found.
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Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Clinical Advisor - ‎20 hours ago‎
Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis. Researchers have developed a method to identify mutations of the influenza virus before the onset of flu season, according to research published in Nature ...

Does discrimination contribute to lower rates of flu vaccination in racial/ethnic minorities? Wolters Kluwer Health

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Patients who report discrimination in healthcare settings are about half as likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine--but the difference becomes nonsignificant after adjustment for other factors, according to the study, led by Dr.

FLUAD(TM) (influenza vaccine, adjuvanted) to Help Protect Elderly Patients Against Influenza

Pharmacy Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Influenza affects elderly patients disproportionately, with an estimated 50% to 70% of hospitalizations and 80% to 90% of deaths from influenza occurring in adults 65 years or older.1 Among patients with underlying chronic comorbid conditions, such as ...

Tropics need specialised flu vaccine strategies

SciDev.Net - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“In countries like Kenya, Madagascar and Malaysia, we could not identify any patterns. There was near-continuous influenza activity,” says Hirve. Such countries, and those that traverse many latitudes, like India, may have to refine their vaccination ...

Differences in individuals' immune responses linked to flu vaccine effectiveness

Science Daily - ‎May 18, 2016‎
There is good evidence that flu vaccination differs in effectiveness between individuals; this is due to a number of factors, one of which is age -- people's immune system generally become less effective as they get older.

How cognitive biases contribute to people refusing the flu vaccine

Ars Technica - ‎May 13, 2016‎
If someone receives the flu vaccine, there's a better chance they'll get through flu season without getting sick. But because the flu vaccine isn't 100 percent effective, they might still end up infected despite the vaccine. To most observers, these ...

BRIEF-Seqirus receives FDA nod for flu vaccine for ages four and above

Reuters - ‎May 23, 2016‎
May 23 Seqirus. * Flucelvax Quadrivalent will be available during 2016-2017 flu season. * Seqirus receives FDA approval for Flucelvax Quadrivalent(influenza vaccine) for people four years of age and older Source text for Eikon: (Bengaluru Newsroom +91 ...

Calls for mandatory flu vaccine for aged care workers

ABC Online - ‎May 18, 2016‎
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Public health experts say they're worried elderly people's lives are being put at risk because of low uptake of flu vaccination among healthcare workers. In the past two years up to 150 elderly people died during flu outbreaks in ...

Department urges community to get influenza vaccination

News24 - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The department has also appealed to all those who qualify for free influenza vaccination to visit their nearest clinic as soon as possible, especially those falling under the following categories: pregnant women; people 65 years and older; health-care ...

Free Webinar Addresses Flu Vaccination for Older Adults

AAFP News - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The webinar covers how family physicians can increase influenza vaccination rates in their practices, especially for older adults.

What patients think about flu and Tdap vaccination in pregnancy

ModernMedicine - ‎May 15, 2016‎
An e-poster presented at the 2016 meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) dealt with the importance of increasing patient acceptance for receiving Tdap [tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis] and flu vaccinations during ...

Differences in Immune Responses Linked to Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

Infectious Disease Special Edition - ‎May 18, 2016‎
There is good evidence that an individual's response to influenza vaccination differs due to a number of factors, one of which is age because the immune system generally becomes less effective with age.

Premier approves additional budget for influenza shots

Taipei Times - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) has approved a second budget of about NT$667 million (US$20.44 million) for influenza vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday, increasing the number of government-funded vaccines to about 6 ...

Global Influenza Vaccine Market Forecast And opportunities Trends, Size, Drivers 2015 to 2022 - Research Corridor

RD News Mag - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Influenza Vaccine Market - Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 - 2022”.


Netdoctor - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Flu jabs exist to protect the most vulnerable from the virus in winter months, but there could be another surprising benefit of the annual shot.