Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu Flu en-us Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:49:59 UTC Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:49:59 UTC Seize the Moment Now to Discuss Vaccines Vaccines are extremely topical, with&nbsp;questions routinely being asked, particularly during the winter season.&nbsp; 8:21 AM, Sun January 15, 2017 Global Influenza Activity Update The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its global 2015&ndash;2016 influenza season summary.&nbsp; 11:03 AM, Wed December 28, 2016 Protecting Seniors Against Flu: A Different Approach Needed? Persistent vaccine-induced immunity through the typical cold weather, high risk period, and into the subsequent seasons is important in areas with year-round influenza activity.&nbsp; 5:00 AM, Wed December 21, 2016 Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism Risk, Study Finds Flu vaccinations during pregnancy do not seem to increase risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, according to a report published in <em>JAMA Pediatrics</em>. 8:51 AM, Thu December 1, 2016 Consider CMV Serostatus When Recommending Flu Vaccine in Senior Patients Older people who have cytomegalovirus (CMV, &beta;-herpesvirus HHV5) seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV. 2:26 PM, Mon November 21, 2016 Missed the Shot, Got the Flu, Now What? With peak flu season approaching, pharmacists are gearing up to help care for patients infected with influenza.<br /> &nbsp; 12:55 PM, Wed November 9, 2016 2-Dose Influenza in Kids: We Must Do Better The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends all children aged 6 months through 8 years receive 2 influenza vaccine doses during their first vaccination season to ensure adequate immune response.&nbsp; 11:47 AM, Fri November 4, 2016 Potential for Flu Pandemic Puts Pharmacists on Alert When an influenza pandemic breaks out, public health officials scurry to vaccinate as many individuals as they can. 8:00 AM, Mon October 10, 2016 Should Seniors Wait to Receive the Flu Shot? Pharmacists who launched marketing campaigns for flu shots in late summer may have jumped the gun for their older patients. 8:00 AM, Mon September 26, 2016 Why Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Should Be Kept Cool The World Health Organization and national public health bodies assess influenza vaccine effectiveness continuously so they can make reasonable recommendations. 10:00 PM, Thu September 15, 2016 Peramivir: An Alternative IV Influenza Treatment When it comes to influenza treatment, oseltamivir is often the first medication considered, but could peramivir be an alternative in inpatient settings? 10:00 PM, Mon September 12, 2016 Insight into Increasing Teen Immunization Rates Routine vaccination declines significantly as patients enter adolescence. 9:03 PM, Thu September 1, 2016 When It Comes to Flu Shots, Do Pharmacists Practice What They Preach? Pharmacists recommend an annual flu vaccine to protect patients against influenza-related morbidity and mortality, but do we follow our own advice? 9:55 PM, Sun August 21, 2016 Count on Community Pharmacists to Increase Flu Immunizations Pharmacist vaccination programs have increased influenza vaccination coverage. 8:49 AM, Mon August 15, 2016 Can You Forecast the Flu Season? Infectious disease forecasting is an emerging area for flu season public health effort planning and response. 9:00 PM, Thu August 4, 2016 Pros and Cons of Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Flu Neuraminidase inhibitors are important tools when influenza strikes and epidemics develop. 8:00 AM, Mon August 1, 2016 How to Frame Your Flu Vaccine Promotions Health care providers often frame their immunization promotions by explaining that vaccination protects the individual. 9:44 PM, Sun July 24, 2016 Flu Shot Reminders for Pregnant Women Should Be Diverse and Repeated All pregnant women, plus those planning to become pregnant during the influenza season, should receive an inactivated influenza vaccine, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 10:02 PM, Mon June 27, 2016 Can Concomitant Flu, PCV, and DTaP Vaccines Affect Febrile Seizure Risk? During febrile seizures, babies fall unconscious and may convulse. Their eyes may roll back, and their limbs may twitch or become rigid. 10:08 PM, Sun June 26, 2016 Mild Flu Season Credited to Well-Matched Influenza Vaccine, Less Severe Predominant Strain The 2015-2016 influenza season was remarkably mild compared to the previous 3 flu seasons. 10:35 PM, Thu June 23, 2016