COVID-19 and the Flu
Vaccine Resource Page
Many people have questions or misconceptions about how vaccines work. Learn about the science and technology of vaccines.
Influenza Fact Sheet
Use the fact sheet to talk to your community about influenza and the importance of seasonal flu vaccines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the Latest Influenza Research
Browse research papers and reviews on influenza across ASM's 18 academic journals.
Influenza Epidemiology and Prevention
Hear From Experts
Influenza on ASM Podcasts
Oct. 15, 2023
Recent changes in the epidemiology of avian H5N1 influenza virus and the threat to humans and other animals.
May 7, 2021
The induction of inappetence by respiratory virus infection which causes alteration of the gut microbiome.
Sept. 26, 2019
Jesse Bloom discusses his research on influenza virus evolution, immunity and cooperation by studying influenza viruses at the human population, cell culture and single cell levels.
Advocacy & Outreach
Nov. 20, 2019 NIAID and CDC Testify at House Science Committee Hearing on the Flu
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing, "Fighting Flu, Saving Lives: Vaccine Science and Innovation." ASM worked with the Committee in advance of the hearing to ensure that key questions were addressed.
Inadequate Flu Vaccination Rates
Aug. 17, 2021 New Research Provides Clues to Developing Better Intranasal Vaccines for COVID-19 and Flu
While gut microbiota play a critical role in the induction of adaptive immune responses to influenza virus infection, the role of nasal bacteria in the induction of virus-specific adaptive immunity is less clear.
July 15, 2020 Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome are Risk Factors for Severe Influenza, COVID-19
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of severe disease from viral infection, according to a review of the literature performed by a team of researchers from St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The research appears in the Journal of Virology.