Influenza Articles and Studies

CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Update: Influenza Activity - United States, October 1 - November 25, 2017 (12/8/17)

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women - United States, 2016-17 Influenza Season (9/29/17)

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2017-18 Influenza Season (8/25/17)

Update: Influenza Activity in the United States During the 2016-17 Season and Composition of the 2017-18 Influenza Vaccine (6/30/17)

Slides on Vaccinating pregnant women: New data and new Healthy People goal (5/11/17)

Interim Estimates of 2016–17 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States, February 2017 (2/17/17)

Update: Influenza Activity — United States, October 2, 2016–February 4, 2017 (2/17/17)

Available Online: Final 2014–15 Influenza Vaccination Coverage Estimates for Selected Local Areas, States, and the United States (9/18/15)

Update: Influenza Activity — United States and Worldwide, May 24–September 5, 2015 (9/18/15)

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women — United States, 2014–15 Influenza Season (9/15/18)

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel — United States, 2014–15 Influenza Season (9/15/18)

Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the ACIP, U.S., 2015–16 Influenza Season (8/7/15) 

Pertussis and Influenza Vaccination among Insured Pregnant Women, Wisconsin, 2013–2014 (7/17/15)

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women, United States 2013-14 Influenza Season. (9/19/14)

Visit the CDC website for additional MMWRs. 

Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy

Dr. Haywood Brown, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), gave a statement on the safety of the influenza vaccine during pregnancy (9/13/17).

  • View ACOG's Practice Advisory: Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy here
  • View ACOG's Influenza Immunization during Pregnancy Toolkit here

CDC released a Flu Vaccination & Possible Safety Signal Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers. 

ACOG recommends ALL pregnant women receive the flu vaccine. In a recently revised Committee Opinion "Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy," ACOG reaffirms its recommendation that every pregnant woman receive a flu vaccine. 

2009 H1N1 Influenza and Pregnancy- 5 years later, by Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., and Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., M.P.H., a review of the importance of flu vaccine in pregnancy has been published by the New England Journal of Medicine.

An interview with Dr. Rasmussen and Dr. Jamieson was also posted as a Medscape Expert Commentary.  

The video Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and Treatment presented by Dr. Rasmussen is also available on Medscape as part of the CDC Expert Video Commentary Series.

Broughton D, Beigi R, Switzer G, Raker C, Anderson B. Obstetric Health Care Workers’ Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. November 2009; 114 (5): 981-987.

Callaghan W, Creanga A, Jamieson D. Pregnancy-Related Mortality Resulting From Influenza in the United States During the 2009–2010 Pandemic. Obstetrics & Gynecology. September 2015;126 (3):486–90.

Poster Presentation from ID week 2015: Maggio L, Has P, Hughes BL. Improving Obstetric Health Care Providers’ Attitude and Beliefs Regarding Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy.

Duration of Infant Protection Againgst Influenza Illness Conferred by Maternal Immunization: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Nunes MC, Cutland CL, Jones S, et al. Duration of Infant Protection Against Influenza Illness Conferred by Maternal Immunization: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr.Published online July 05, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0921.

Maternal immunisation with trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine for prevention of influenza in infants in Mali: a prospective, active-controlled, observer-blind, randomised phase 4 trial.
Milagritos D Tapia, Samba O Sow, Boubou Tamboura, Ibrahima Tégueté, Marcela F Pasetti, Mamoudou Kodio, Uma Onwuchekwa, Sharon M Tennant, William C Blackwelder, Flanon Coulibaly, Awa Traoré, Adama Mamby Keita, Fadima Cheick Haidara, Fatoumata Diallo, Moussa Doumbia, Doh Sanogo, Ellen DeMatt, Nicholas H Schluterman, Andrea Buchwald, Karen L Kotloff, Wilbur H Chen, Evan W Orenstein, Lauren A V Orenstein, Julie Villanueva, Joseph Bresee, John Treanor, Myron M Levine, Maternal immunisation with trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine for prevention of influenza in infants in Mali: a prospective, active-controlled, observer-blind, randomised phase 4 trial, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Available online 31 May 2016, ISSN 1473-3099, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30054-8.

Kostinov MP, Cherdantsev AP, Pakhomov DC. Anti-Influenza Antibody Level in Mother-Infant Pairs Depending on Trimester of Vaccination of Pregnant Women Using Immunoadjuvant Vaccine. Vaccines & Vaccination. October 2, 2015. 6 (5): 297.

Polyzos K, Konstantelias A, Pitsa C, Falagas M. Maternal Influenza Vaccination and Risk for Congenital Malformations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysisObstet Gynecol. November 2015. 126(5);1075-1084. 

Rasmussen SA, Watson AK, Kennedy ED, Broder KR, Jamieson DJ. Vaccines and pregnancy: past, present, and futureSemin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Jun;19(3):161-9. Epub 2013 Dec 17

 



 

 

 

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