In the continuing fight against COVID-19, international public health leaders have set a goal both audacious and achievable: 70% of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccines will be vaccinated by mid-2022.
Dr. Joe Bresee, with the Task Force for Global Health, shares how the nonprofit’s work on standing up influenza vaccination programs equip it to help countries establish COVID-19 vaccination programs.
“Fears of a second wave of coronavirus have sparked a global scramble for influenza shots from countries that hope to vaccinate great swathes of the population to reduce pressure on their [...]
“Uncertainty about the future seems to be the one sure thing in the coronavirus pandemic. No one knows if COVID-19 will persist at its current pace or if recent increased interactions among [...]
“If an effective and safe coronavirus vaccine were available today, would it be enough to stop this pandemic? That would depend on whether everyone who needs it can get it. But if what took [...]
“Even as states move ahead with plans to reopen their economies, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that a second wave of the novel coronavirus [...]
Responding to the scale and impact of the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge the public health community has not faced in the modern era. While all countries are mounting various levels of [...]
Global mortality associated with seasonal influenza epidemics: New burden estimates and predictors from the GLaMOR Project
“Until recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the annual mortality burden of influenza to be 250 000 to 500 000 all-cause deaths globally; however, a 2017 study indicated a [...]
Technical consultation on product research & innovation for influenza prevention, control & treatment
Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2019–20 Influenza Season
This report updates the 2018–19 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States (MMWR Recomm Rep [...]