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How effective is 2016 flu shot?

How effective is 2016 flu shot?

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network, interim estimates show flu vaccine has been 48% effective in preventing medically-attended influenza A and B illness. Interim effectiveness estimates against the predominant influenza A (H3N2) viruses are 43% while the interim effectiveness estimate against influenza B viruses is 73%.

What strains were in flu vaccine by year?

Northern hemisphere recommended strains

NH winter season Influenza A H1N1
2015–2016 A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
2016–2017 A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
2017–2018 A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
2018–2019 A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus

What flu strains are in the 2021 vaccine Australia?

The egg-based quadrivalent influenza vaccines contain the following four viral strains:

  • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Austria/1359417/2021-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus; and.
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

How effective was the flu shot in 2014?

The 2014-15 flu vaccine was found to have been administered to 49% of patients with influenza and 56% of patients without the virus. From this, the CDC estimate that the flu vaccine has reduced an individual’s risk of visiting a doctor due to flu by 23%.

How many died from the flu in 2016?

The overall burden of influenza for the 2016-2017 season was an estimated 29 million influenza illnesses, 14 million influenza-associated medical visits, 500,000 influenza-related hospitalizations, and 38,000 influenza-associated deaths (Table: Estimated Influenza Disease Burden, by Season — United States, 2010-11 …

What flu was going around in 2015?

Overall, influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominated nationally, followed by influenza B viruses; influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 viruses were identified less frequently. Influenza A viruses were more commonly detected until late February 2015, after which there was substantial influenza B activity.

Which flu strain is worse A or B?

Type A influenza is generally considered worse than type B influenza. This is because the symptoms are often more severe in type A influenza than in type B influenza. Type A influenza is more common than type B influenza. Researchers suggest that most adults have considerable immunity against type B influenza.

What strains of flu are covered in the 2020 vaccine?

For 2020-2021, cell- or recombinant-based vaccines are recommended to contain: A/Hawaii/70/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus (updated) A/Hong Kong/45/2019 (H3N2)-like virus (updated) B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus (updated)

What is the best flu vaccine for 2021?

CDC recommends use of any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine during the 2021-2022 flu season, including inactivated flu vaccine, high-dose flu vaccine, adjuvanted flu vaccine, recombinant flu vaccine, and nasal spray flu vaccine.

What is the difference between the regular flu shot and the senior flu shot?

The high dose vaccine (brand name Fluzone High-Dose) contains four times the amount of antigen (the inactivated virus that promotes a protective immune response) as a regular flu shot. It is associated with a stronger immune response following vaccination (higher antibody production).