Influenza Articles and Studies

CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Slides on Vaccinating pregnant women: New data and new Healthy People goal. Fatimah S. Dawood, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch within the Influenza Division at National Center for Immunization & Respiratory Diseases. May 11, 2017.

Flannery B, Chung JR, Thaker SN, et al. Interim Estimates of 2016–17 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States, February 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:167–171. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6606a3

Blanton L, Mustaquim D, Alabi N, et al. Update: Influenza Activity — United States, October 2, 2016–February 4, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:159–166. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6606a2

Available Online: Final 2014–15 Influenza Vaccination Coverage Estimates for Selected Local Areas, States, and the United States MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. Sept 18, 2015;64 (36):1017

Lenee Blanton, MPH, Krista Kniss, MPH, Sophie Smith, MPH, et al. Update: Influenza Activity — United States and Worldwide, May 24–September 5, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. Sept 18, 2015;64(36):1011-6

Helen Ding, MD, Carla L. Black, PhD, Sarah Ball, ScD, et al. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women — United States, 2014–15 Influenza Season. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. Sept 18, 2015;64(36):1000-5

Carla L. Black, PhD, Xin Yue, MPS, MS, Sarah W. Ball, ScD, et al. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel — United States, 2014–15 Influenza Season. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. Sept.18, 2015;64(36):993-9

Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the ACIP, U.S., 2015–16 Influenza Season 64(30);818-825, published August 7, 2015 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Pertussis and Influenza Vaccination among Insured Pregnant Women, Wisconsin, 2013–2014, 64(27);746-750 publisehd July 17, 2015 in the the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This MMWR reports, "the percentage of women who received Tdap during pregnancy increased from 13.8% of women delivering during January 2013 (63.1% of whom received Tdap 2–13 weeks before delivery) to 51.0% of women delivering during March 2014 (90.9% of whom received Tdap 2–13 weeks before delivery). Among women delivering during November 2013–March 2014, 49.4% had received influenza vaccine during pregnancy."

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 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.



 

 

 

Updated 9/13/17

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