COVID-19 mitigation measures led to shifts in typical annual respiratory virus patterns
August 11, 2021
“Clinicians should be aware of increases in some respiratory virus activity and remain vigilant for off-season increases.”
COVID protections suppressed flu season in U.S.
January 14, 2021
“This is my 30th flu season. I never would have expected to see flu activity this low.”
FDA expands Xofluza indication to include postexposure flu prophylaxis
November 25, 2020
“This expanded indication for Xofluza will provide an important option to help prevent influenza just in time for a flu season that is anticipated to be unlike any other.”
Few women hospitalized for influenza have been vaccinated
October 27, 2020
“A provider recommendation, combined with an offer to administer a flu vaccine at the time of visit, remains one of the best ways” to increase flu vaccination among pregnant women.
Flu vaccine significantly cuts pediatric hospitalizations
October 13, 2020
More than half (58%) of hospitalized children had underlying medical conditions and 38% had at least one hospitalization in the past year.
Tough to tell COVID from smoke inhalation symptoms — And flu season’s coming
September 16, 2020
“Any time someone comes in with even some of those symptoms, we ask ourselves, ‘Is it COVID?’ At the end of the day, clinically speaking, I still want to rule out the virus.”
Higher stroke rates seen among patients with COVID-19 compared with influenza
July 6, 2020
Clinicians should be vigilant for symptoms and signs of acute ischemic stroke in patients with COVID-19.
ACIP approves flu vaccine recommendations for 2020-2021
June 25, 2020
Next season’s vaccination options include new high-dose quadrivalent vaccines for seniors.
Perfect storm of SARS-CoV-2 during flu season
June 15, 2020
Flu vaccination is the one thing that can be done to mitigate the situation.
2019-2020 flu season ends with ‘very high’ activity in New Jersey
April 17, 2020
Influenza activity has been at or above the national baseline since early November.