Influenza

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Annual Influenza Season Recommendations

September 19, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued its recommendations for the 2020-2021 influenza season.

MJH Life Sciences COVID-19 Coalition to Host Live Webinar on Dual Flu, COVID-19 Threats

September 10, 2020

In a partnership with top health care experts, MJH Life Sciences™ COVID-19 Coalition will host its inaugural event, "Battling Dual Threats: Flu and COVID-19 Converge" on Tuesday, September 15, at 6 p.m. EDT.

NACDS Launches Vaccine Campaign as Flu Season Looms

September 02, 2020

NACDS is launching a nationwide awareness campaign on the importance of getting the flu vaccine this fall.

Study On Pharmacy Vaccination Rates Encourages Collaboration With Other Medical Providers

August 31, 2020

Results of a new study on immunization rates and current barriers at Wisconsin pharmacies demonstrated that collaborating with physicians could provide significant benefits to patients.

Will Drive-Up Flu Vaccinations Be Prevalent This Fall?

August 27, 2020

Experts caution about safety measures to take when offering parking lot vaccines.

ACIP Updates Flu Vaccine Recommendations for 2020-2021 Season

August 25, 2020

Primary updates to the guidance includes the composition of the 2020-2021 flu vaccines and the recent licensures of 2 new influenza vaccines.

Study: School Flu Vaccine Program Impacts Community-Wide Influenza Hospitalizations

August 24, 2020

A school flu vaccine program resulted in decreased influenza hospitalizations for all age groups and fewer illness-related school absences, suggesting herd immunity.

Walgreens Now Providing Flu Vaccinations at All Pharmacy Locations

August 17, 2020

Walgreens has announced its commitment to getting ahead of an early and condensed flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

AstraZeneca Ships Intranasal Influenza Vaccine, Increases Production in Anticipation of High Demand

August 13, 2020

The pharmaceutical company increased production by more than 25% in the United States.

Brace for Flu Season as COVID-19 Pandemic Persists

August 11, 2020

Keep up-to-date on flu vaccine options and counseling considerations, especially as coronavirus disease 2019 continues to strike.

Vaccine Additive Strengthens Immune Response, Offers Possibilities for Universal Flu Vaccine

July 24, 2020

By adding an adjuvant to an existing vaccine treatment, it’s possible to optimize the body’s response to the presence of a virus.

Survey Finds More Than A Quarter Of Parents Are Hesitant About Flu Vaccinations for Their Children

July 13, 2020

A new national study of parent attitudes about immunizations found that just over a quarter of parents are hesitant about the flu vaccine.

FDA Authorizes Third Combination Diagnostic Test for Flu and COVID-19

July 06, 2020

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to an additional combination diagnostic test for influenza and COVID-19.

Coronavirus News Roundup: Vaccine Trials Gaining Momentum, Pharmacists Fight Racism Amid COVID-19

June 26, 2020

Check out this week's most important coronavirus-related news.

Flu-Like Illness Surveillance Suggests Surge in Undetected US COVID-19 Cases

June 25, 2020

Existing surveillance networks can track influenza-like illness and lead to improved assessments on impact, prevalence, and severity of COVID-19.

Walgreens Reinstates Routine Immunization Services With COVID-19 Safety Measures

June 22, 2020

Keeping ahead of flu season and preventing illness through immunizations is critical to reducing an already-strained health care system.

CDC Urges Routine Vaccinations Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2020

The CDC released an updated vaccination guidance on administering routine vaccinations amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Study Examines Wide Range of Potential Influenza-Related Complications

March 26, 2020

Health care providers should look out for more than just respiratory diagnoses in patients when it comes to influenza-associated complications, according to a recent study. 

Coadministering Shingrix and Influenza Vaccines

December 03, 2019

Conveniently for pharmacists and their patients, both the flu shot and Shingrix (RZV) can be administered during the same clinical visit.

FDA Approves Baloxavir Marboxil for High-Risk Flu Patients

October 21, 2019

First approved in 2018 for patients 12 years of age and older.