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« on: December 07, 2012, 01:06:41 PM »

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/1213season.htm
2012-13 Flu Season

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/nifs-estimates-nov2012.htm
National Early Season Flu Vaccination Coverage
United States, 2012-13 Flu Season



Influenza (the flu) can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.
Anyone can get sick from the flu.
The severity of flu varies annually (1).
Flu illnesses occur in people of all ages, resulting in lost days from work and school and doctor visits (1).
An average of 226,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 to 49,000 flu-related deaths occurring each year (2, 3).
The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccination each season. CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccination each year (1).
Survey data were collected using an internet panel survey of adults (National Internet Flu Survey) conducted from November 2-15, 2012 and using an ongoing telephone survey of parents (National Immunization Survey) from October 4-November 17, 2012. The results of these survey data provide information for use by vaccination campaigns during National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 2-8, 2012). This report provides timely early flu season estimates (early to mid-November) of how many people in the United States received a flu vaccination. Final 2012-13 influenza season coverage estimates will be available after the end of the season.
Note: This report compares November 2012 estimates with results from the November 2011 and March 2011 National Immunization Survey (NIS) and National Flu Survey (NFS). The survey methods for the child data collection was the same for the two seasons. The survey methods for the adult data changed. Last season the survey was a telephone survey while this season the survey was an internet survey; readers should be aware that the estimates for adults may not be directly comparable.
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Fewer than half of children and adults were vaccinated by early season (early to mid-November 2012);
36.5% of people 6 months and older,
39.9% of children, and
35.2% of adults had received a flu vaccination.
Flu vaccination coverage estimates were similar to those from the same time during the last flu season.
Among children, early season flu vaccination coverage was similar across all the racial/ethnic groups.
Among adults, Hispanics had lower flu vaccination coverage than both non-Hispanic white adults and non-Hispanic other or multiple race adults. Flu vaccination coverage was similar across all other racial/ethnic groups.
Among both adults and children, the most common places for flu vaccination were medical locations. Retail settings and work places were other important venues for adults.
Conclusions/Recommendations:
Flu vaccination coverage is similar to what it was during the same time last flu season.
More than 60% of Americans have not taken advantage of flu vaccination and the protection it offers from influenza and its complications.
Individuals should get flu vaccinations as soon as possible.
Providers should recommend a flu vaccination to all their patients and make plans to vaccinate their patients and staff, as well as get vaccinated themselves.
Vaccination providers and immunization programs should work to ensure reminder/recall systems are in place so that everyone is reminded to get a flu shot during the season.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 07:00:06 PM »

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI), according to CDC’s latest FluView report. CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination for people who have not yet been vaccinated this season and antiviral treatment as early as possible for people who get sick and are at high risk of flu complications.

More information at link.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 02:33:41 AM »

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/flu-season-hits-country-hard-18-states-reach-18146602
Flu Season Hits Country Hard, 18 States Reach Epidemic Levels

 01/06/2013

 
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 02:35:40 AM »

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/health&id=8947028
Doctors say worst flu season in a decade
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 02:37:59 AM »

http://www.newser.com/story/160608/this-flu-season-is-a-doozy.html
This Flu Season Is a Doozy
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 12:51:23 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/health/childrens-flu-medicine-in-short-supply.html
Children’s Flu Medicine in Short Supply
January 10, 2013

As influenza cases surge around the country, health officials say they are trying to stem a shortage of treatments for children.

Pharmacies around the country have reported dwindling supplies of liquid Tamiflu, a prescription flu medicine that can ease symptoms if taken within 48 hours of their onset. The drug is available in capsules for adults and a liquid suspension for children and infants.

“There are intermittent shortages of the liquid version (but not the capsule version) due to the supplier’s challenges to meet the current demand,” Carolyn Castel, a spokeswomen for CVS Caremark, said in an e-mail.

Pharmacies around the country are experiencing shortages of the liquid suspension “due to recent increased demand,” Sarah Clark-Lynn, a spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration, said on Thursday.

Ms. Clark-Lynn said the F.D.A. was working with the company that markets Tamiflu, Genentech, to increase supplies. The agency is also letting pharmacists know that in emergencies they can compound the adult Tamiflu capsules to make liquid versions for children.

A similar shortage of Tamiflu has hit Canada, which has also been gripped by widespread flu outbreaks, prompting the government there to tap into a national stockpile of the drug.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 12:54:38 PM »

 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-01-10/business/sns-rt-us-usa-flubre9080wd-20130109_1_vaccine-makers-flu-vaccine-fluzone
U.S. faces shortages of flu vaccine, Tamiflu treatment
January 10, 2013


http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/10/health/flu-vaccines-tamiflu/
No flu vaccine shortage, manufacturers say
January 10, 2013

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 03:35:55 PM »

http://www.wsaw.com/news/health/headlines/Current-Flu-Vaccine-about-60-Percent-Effective-186495561.html

Current Flu Vaccine about 60 Percent Effective

Posted: Fri 11:54 AM, Jan 11,  (Press Release) MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Influenza has hit the U.S. hard this winter, but early estimates show the vaccine significantly reduces the risk of getting the flu, according to a national report released today.

The vaccine, which protects against two influenza A and one influenza B virus strains, is 62 percent effective so far this season, according to a report from the U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network, which includes the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Marshfield, Wis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports the network.

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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 08:55:39 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-flu-shot-vaccination-rate-cdc-20130927,0,3503076.story
45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better
September 27, 2013

More than half of all kids in the United States were vaccinated against influenza during the 2012-13 flu season, along with more than four in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 45% of Americans over the age of 6 months got some sort of flu vaccine.

“Last season, more people were vaccinated against influenza in the United States than in previous seasons,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, told a gathering sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

But Americans can do better, she said, and vaccine makers are offering more options for the coming year than ever before.

Schuchat reported that 57% of children got a flu shot or flu mist in 2012-13, with coverage ranging from a low of 44% to a high of 82% in individual states. Among adults, 42% got some type of vaccine, with state-specific coverage ranging from 31% to 53%. South Dakota had the highest rate of vaccination among adults, and Rhode Island led the way for children, Schuchat said. (The laggards weren’t called out by name.)

Vaccination rates were up for all age groups last flu season, compared with the previous season. The biggest gains were seen in teens (they improved from 33.7% to 42.5%), followed by children 5 to 12 (they improved from 54.2% to 58.6%).

The age group most likely to get the flu vaccine was infants and toddlers between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, with 76.9% of them being vaccinated in 2012-13. Coming in second were adults 65 and older, with a 66.2% vaccination rate.

At the other end of the spectrum, only 31.1% of adults in their prime — ages 18 to 49 — got a flu shot or flu mist during the last flu season. Still, that represents an improvement over the 28.6% vaccination rate for the 2011-12 season.

Women were more likely than men to be vaccinated, by a margin of 45% to 38%. One subset of women that Schuchat was particularly pleased about was pregnant women — 51% of them got a flu shot or flu mist last season.
 
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