Monthly Archives: February 2017

Parents Now View Flu Vaccine As Less Important Than Other Childhood Vaccines

An American national poll found that parents who do not give their children the flu vaccine view the vaccine less positively. Public health professionals have observed that flu vaccine rates are significantly lower than national targets in the U.S, despite extensive public health efforts. A recent news article, published by the…

Prescription of Anti-influenza Medication in Children is Low and Varied

In a 2017 study, researchers investigated the use of antivirals in children hospitalized for influenza. Rates of prescription of anti-influenza medication in children were found to be below recommended levels and varied significantly between hospitals. The recommended treatment for children hospitalized due to infection with influenza viruses, especially children with conditions which may increase the…