• Adjuvanted flu vaccine may reduce hospitalization risk in nursing home residents

    7 days ago - By Healio

    SAN FRANCISCO - Giving long-stay nursing home residents an adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine may reduce their risk for hospitalization compared with a non-adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine, according to study findings presented at IDWeek.
    Stefan Gravenstein , MD, MPH, professor of medicine and health services, policy and practice at the Brown University School of Public Health, and colleagues noted that pneumonia and influenza are the leading vaccine-preventable infections in nursing homes and said more immunogenic vaccines, such as the adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine
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  • MF59-aduvanted flu vaccine improves immune response in children

    7 days ago - By Healio

    SAN FRANCISCO - Young children who were revaccinated with an MF59-adjuvanted, quadrivalent influenza vaccine, or aQIV, continued to show enhanced immunogenicity against strains that were contained in the vaccine and even those that were not, researchers reported at IDWeek.
    “We know that young children bear a considerable burden of illness from influenza, and that's because of their immature or naive response to standard vaccines, including standard influenza vaccines,” James A. Mansi, PhD, the global medical lead for medical affairs at Seqirus, told Infectious Diseases
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