Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu Flu en-us Fri, 26 May 2017 04:28:37 UTC Fri, 26 May 2017 04:28:37 UTC Cognitive Issues Associated with Immune Responses to HIV, Flu In a study published in <em>Nature Medicine</em>, investigators found that when a virus enters the bloodstream it activates the first responder immune cells, CX3CR1highLY6Clow monocytes. 11:27 AM, Sat May 20, 2017 Community Pharmacist Availability Reduces Influenza Burden Pharmacies are now second only to doctors offices as leading influenza vaccination locations. Unfortunately, vaccination rates are still suboptimal.<br /> &nbsp; 8:00 AM, Mon May 15, 2017 Does Annual Influenza Vaccination Change Response? Annual influenza vaccination is prudent for people at high risk from complications and for people who live or work in places where people aggregate.&nbsp; 9:41 AM, Wed April 26, 2017 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine: Looking Forward Although live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was not recommended in the United States during the 2016-2017 season, interest in this product is very high because of its needle-free, easy administration.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Thu April 13, 2017 The Next Pandemic: Ready or Not? As we emerge from peak flu season, this year&rsquo;s challenges highlight the importance of vaccination and pharmacists&rsquo; contribution to it. 10:00 AM, Mon March 20, 2017 Study: Parental Concerns Influence Flu Vaccine Uptake in Children A recent study investigated parental attitudes toward their child receiving a flu vaccine and its negative influence on vaccination rates.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Mon March 13, 2017 Pharmacists Can Make a Difference During Influenza Pandemics Since November 2015, approximately 25% of adults who receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination are immunized in pharmacies or retail health care settings.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 8:00 AM, Wed March 8, 2017 When Are High-Dose Flu Vaccines More Effective? A bad influenza season might call for higher-dose flu vaccines in older adults.&nbsp; 11:21 AM, Fri March 3, 2017 What Is the Efficacy of the Flu Vaccine This Year? Annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged &ge;6 months.&nbsp; 2:04 PM, Tue February 21, 2017 Time and Education Are Key in Improving Flu Vaccine Uptake in Older Patients All over the United States, outpatient clinics and emergency rooms are inundated with patients who report fever, chills, and cough all winter.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Tue January 31, 2017 CDC Calls for Improvement in Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women A new CDC report assesses factors that influence pregnant women&rsquo;s adherence to vaccination coverage recommendations.&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri January 20, 2017 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 Studies in Virology Every Pharmacist Should Know Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies in virology have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today. 10:35 PM, Tue December 27, 2016 Flu Shots Are A Must for Those With Diabetes Hospitalization and death is more likely among individuals with diabetes when they contract influenza than when healthy individuals do, and so influenza vaccination uptake is an important area of scrutiny.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Tue December 27, 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 Low Vaccination Rates? Try The 4 Pillars Healthy People 2020, the national health promotion and disease intervention initiative, set the goal influenza vaccination rate in the community at 70%. Despite this goal, reports show that vaccination rates are way under expectations at 44%.<br /> &nbsp; 10:13 AM, Mon December 19, 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 FluLaval Quadrivalent Receives Expanded Indication Officials with GlaxoSmithKline have received approval from the FDA&rsquo;s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research to expand the indication for FluLaval Quadrivalent to include use in children aged 6 months and older. 8:00 AM, Wed November 30, 2016 4 Complementary and Alternative Medicines for the Flu Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory passages causing symptoms such as fever, severe aching, running nose, and cough. According to the CDC, the flu viruses spread mainly by droplets dispersing when flu-infected patients cough, talk, or sneeze. 10:43 PM, Tue November 22, 2016