Immunization remains the best and first line of defense against serious infectious illness. This year's seasonal flu shot incorporates vaccine for H1N1. It's safe, and it's vitally important to get it, write Art Kellermann and Katherine Harris.
A RAND team designed a web-based support tool using clinical algorithms to help minimally trained health care workers and laypeople make informed decisions about care-seeking for influenza-like illness.
This detailed data from a survey of adults age 18 and over of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake informs public health officials and other stakeholders about seasonal influenza vaccination of adults during the 2009-2010 vaccination season.
This overview of the results of a survey of adults age 18 and over informs public health officials and other stakeholders about seasonal influenza vaccination of adults during the 2009-2010 vaccination season.
This report describes the current policy context for domestic all-hazards risk-informed capabilities-based planning by local military and civilian authorities and provides a framework for a local planning support tool for their use.
Compared with detection based on the presenting patient's chief complaint, data from an emergency room diagnosis can provide valuable information about influenza-like illness despite a potential delay in detection.
Starting in 2010, healthy adults age 19-49 will be recommended for annual influenza vaccination. Boosting rates of vaccination in this population will require new and untraditional strategies aimed at encouraging first-time vaccination.
American adults are not being vaccinated against the seasonal flu any more often than they were last year, despite increased public discussion of the importance of influenza vaccines resulting from the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 virus.