Influenza Vaccine

Ask the care expert ... about the high-dose flu vaccine

Ask the care expert ... about the high-dose flu vaccine

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We are training our staff, residents and family members on the annual flu vaccines. I hear that this year a high-dose vaccine is available. Does Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine work better?

Flu vaccine offered poor protection for seniors this year, CDC says

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This season's influenza vaccine was largely ineffective for seniors, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers released Thursday.

Shingles vaccine offers 'poor protection' for seniors with untreated depression, study finds

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Seniors who are depressed may be at higher risk for shingles, even if they are vaccinated. This is according to research published recently in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Flu vaccines ineffective in adults over 65, analyses assert

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A flurry of recent studies has shown that flu shots don't offer much protection against influenza in elderly people who have received the vaccine, a recent report suggests.

Nursing home group doesn't support mandatory flu vaccines for workers

Nursing home group doesn't support mandatory flu vaccines for workers

The largest nursing home association in the country agrees that influenza vaccine should be offered to all healthcare workers but it stops short of endorsing a recommendation by a federal advisory panel that the vaccinations be mandatory.

Fewer flu outbreaks for nursing homes with vaccinated workers, study reports

Fewer flu outbreaks for nursing homes with vaccinated workers, study reports

Nursing homes with higher rates of flu vaccinations among direct caregivers have a dramatically lower number of flu outbreaks, a new study finds.

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