Influenza vaccination modestly reduces risk of hospitalizations in patients with COPD
October 9, 2019
Older patients with COPD need more effective influenza vaccines and other preventive strategies.
Measles 2019: Most cases occurred in close-knit, undervaccinated communities
October 4, 2019
CDC researcher report on 22 outbreaks in 17 states.
Survey: Physicians predict increase in measles deaths
May 15, 2019
Summer travel will lead to increased outbreaks, and misinformation about vaccination will probably get worse.
Measles complications in the U.S. unchanged in posteradication era
May 15, 2019
CHICAGO –Approximately 25% of measles cases result in hospitalization, and the mortality risk is meaningful.
Measles cases for 2019 now at postelimination high
April 25, 2019
“With a safe and effective vaccine that protects against measles, the suffering we are seeing is avoidable,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
AAP updates 2019-2020 flu vaccine recommendations to include nasal spray
March 27, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concurs that both the nasal spray and flu vaccine are acceptable.
U.S. measles cases up to 159 for the year
February 26, 2019
An outbreak in Brooklyn was the busiest over the past week.
2018-2019 flu season starts in earnest
December 26, 2018
Highest level of influenza activity seen in two states for the week ending Dec. 15.
Many hospitals had no mandatory flu vaccine requirements in 2017
June 1, 2018
Many VA and non-VA hospitals still do not have mandatory influenza vaccination requirements for health care personnel.
Simple tool improves inpatient influenza vaccination rates
May 31, 2018
TORONTO – The influenza rate could have been improved by an additional 22% had 77% of patients not refused vaccination.