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The MD Magazine Influenza condition center provides clinical news and articles, information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

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Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Not Meeting CDC Recommendation
Despite the fact that older adults are more susceptible to complications from vaccine-preventable infections, this group as a whole is not reaching target goals.
A dissolvable microneedle patch provides just as much protection against the flu as typical needle delivered vaccines, according to researchers from Osaka University.
Fresh off the heels of research revealing that this year’s flu vaccine was only effective in one out of 4 people, investigators are now taking steps to develop a universal vaccine.
It has been estimated that only one out of 4 people who received the 2014-2015 flu vaccine were protected from the illness.
Having acknowledged that the 2014-15 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains, US health officials have strengthened next season's vaccine for broader protection.
Most pediatric pneumonia cases are caused by respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, according to findings published in NEMJ.
Naturally occurring cross-protective T-cell immunity may protect against disease in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-confirmed influenza, according to a study published online April 6 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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