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Oct 15, 2008 Issue
CDC Updates Guidelines on Influenza Immunization for 2008-09 Season [Practice Guidelines]
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated recommendations for influenza control for the 2008–09 season.
Oct 1, 2007 Issue
ACIP Releases 2007 Recommendations on Prevention and Control of Influenza [Practice Guidelines]
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated recommendations for influenza control for the 2007–08 season.
Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Older Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]
According to data obtained primarily from poor-quality observational studies, influenza vaccination in older persons living in long-term care facilities appears to prevent approximately 45 percent of pneumonia cases, hospital admissions, and influenza-related deaths. In older persons living in the c...
Dec 1, 2006 Issue
Influenza Vaccination Recommended as Secondary Prevention for CVD [Practice Guidelines]
Influenza-related death is more common in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) than in patients with any other chronic condition. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) recommend annual influenza immunization “with the same enthusiasm as control of choles...
Oct 1, 2006 Issue
Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Healthy Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Influenza vaccines have good efficacy (i.e., prevention of influenza) in children older than two years, and live, attenuated vaccine is more efficacious than trivalent, inactivated vaccine. Effectiveness (i.e., prevention of influenza-like illness, perhaps a clinically more important measure) is poo...
Avian influenza A (H5N1) first emerged as a global public health threat in 1997 when it caused a major human outbreak in Hong Kong. Endemic in waterfowl and highly virulent in poultry, H5N1 is capable of incidentally infecting humans and other mammals. Although H5N1 is not yet capable of efficient h...
Aug 15, 2006 Issue
ACIP Releases 2006-2007 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated guidelines for the use of influenza vaccine and antiviral agents for prophylaxis and treatment of influenza A.
Recommendations on the influenza vaccination of health care professionals have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).