Tag: flu vaccination

Flu Shot Timing: What’s Optimal?

Amid fresh national recommendations for COVID booster shots to ramp up waning immunity, new research examining the durability of flu vaccination indicates significantly dwindling protection...

Get Flu Shot Early This Year? Same Time as COVID Vaccine?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With first-time COVID-19 immunizations continuing and the plan to offer booster...

Medical Coalition Endorses Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A group of six medical organizations has put out a statement...

Giving Flu and COVID Shots at Same Time Appears Safe, Effective: Study

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Giving a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as a seasonal flu vaccine...

NIAID Advances Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Into Phase 1 Trial

Last month, US government researchers began a test of an experimental influenza vaccine that they hope will provide long-lasting immunity against multiple strains of the...

Texas Standoff Embodies US Battle Over COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. There is an escalating fight between Houston Methodist Hospital and wary...

Text Reminders to Get Flu Shot Could Work for COVID-19 Too

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When people with an upcoming doctor’s appointment get a text reminder...

Views on Ethical Issues Shifting in Family, Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians’ and family physicians’ attitudes have changed in recent years on several ethical issues, according to the Medscape Internal Medicine Ethics Report 2020...

Flu Vaccines, COVID-19 Protocols Tamp Down Flu Season

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Flu cases are down this year because of a number of...

No Extra Cardiopulmonary Event Reduction With High-Dose Flu Vac

The high-dose influenza vaccine was not more effective than a standard-dose vaccine in lowering the risk for death or hospitalizations for cardiac or pulmonary events...

Time to Discuss the Unpleasant Side Effects of COVID Shots?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A health worker injects a woman during clinical trials for a...

Patients Testing Positive for Both COVID and Flu

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Following national public health warnings about a possible “twindemic,” reports are...

Flu Vaccine Significantly Cuts Pediatric Hospitalizations

Unlike previous studies focused on vaccine effectiveness (VE) in ambulatory care office visits, Angela P. Campbell, MD, MPH, and associates have uncovered evidence of the...

Most Parents Unaware Flu Vaccine More Important This Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than...

US Still in First Wave of COVID-19, Fauci Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Anthony Fauci, MD, says talk about a second wave of...

Kids Should Receive Flu Vaccinations By the End of October

As the 2020/21 influenza season is poised to collide with a cold-weather surge in COVID-19 transmission, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends that...

When Viruses Collide: Flu Season During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The medical community is about to find out how prepared it...

Influenza Vaccination Critical During Pandemic, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging all individuals who are without contraindications to receive the influenza vaccine for the 2020 –...

Which HCPs Are Most Likely to Get COVID Vaccine?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: By Marcia Frellick July 31, 2020 — Physicians are the most likely group of healthcare...

COVID-19 Cases May Hit 100K a Day If Current Surge Holds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, told a Senate committee today that the United...

Comparing COVID-19, Flu Death Tolls ‘Extremely Dangerous’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — The number of COVID-19 deaths cannot be directly compared to the number...