Influenza

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Predictions for 2027 at the Annual Conference for Vaccine Research

April 24, 2017

Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness About 48% This Season

February 21, 2017

Influenza Virion
Influenza Virion, CDC, Frederick Murphy

A Message for National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 12, 2015

For National Influenza Vaccination Week, we welcome Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, MA, FCPP, Regional Health Administrator for the mid-Atlantic region, where he oversees public health initiatives for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Paxman is a Fellow here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2014: Interview with HHS Region 3 Administrator Paxman

December 11, 2014

Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, FCPPFor National Influenza Vaccination Week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, FCPP, Regional Health Administrator for the mid-Atlantic region, where he oversees public health initiatives for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Paxman is a Fellow here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

National Influenza Vaccination Week: Interview with HHS Region 3 Administrator Paxman

December 9, 2013

Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, FCPPFor National Influenza Vaccination Week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dalton Paxman, PhD, FCPP, Regional Health Administrator for the mid-Atlantic region, where he oversees public health initiatives for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Universal flu vaccine for health workers?

October 3, 2013

Influenza ward, 1918/19, US Army, Langres, France. NLM.Today’s blog post is by History of Vaccines advisor Thomas Fekete, MD, FCPP. Dr. Fekete is infectious diseases section chief at Temple University School of Medicine.

Healthcare Worker Influenza Immunization: Mandates, Benefits, Consequences

October 1, 2013

Asian Flu Vaccine, 1958As influenza season approaches, many hospitals and health systems are asking their staff to take the influenza vaccine. Some merely suggest or recommend it, but others mandate it. Consequences for noncompliance range from having to wear a mask during patient care encounters during the influenza season to termination of employment

American Presidents and Infectious Diseases

July 3, 2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and MuseumWe've expanded and updated a popular post from 2012 by History of Vaccines former intern Alexandra Linn. 

Influenza Vaccine Uptake Here at the College

January 14, 2013

My arm, 2011I take the influenza vaccine just about every year, and blogged about my reasons for doing so last year.

Looking Back at the CIDRAP Influenza Vaccine Report

January 9, 2013

Influenza viruses, copyright Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.Every year, beginning in early fall, public health messages go out to the American public encouraging influenza immunizations. The reason for this is simple to understand. Influenza causes yearly epidemics during the cold months in each hemisphere – December to March in the northern hemisphere and June to September in the southern hemisphere.