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Influenza clinical trials at University of California Health

5 in progress, 2 open to eligible people

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  • Patient Portal Flu Vaccine Reminders_RCT 5 (LADHS)

    open to eligible people ages 6 months and up

    This trial is taking place in Los Angeles, CA at clinics within the Los Angeles Department of Health clinics. The study design is a comparative effectiveness trial design. Patients will be randomized into 1) receiving enhanced texting with a callback by a trained call-center staff member to schedule a vaccine visit if the patient presses "1" in response to the text, 2) receiving enhanced bidirectional texting with a texting response from a trained call-center staff member who will help the patient schedule a vaccine visit through a series of back-and-forth texts, or 3) standard text reminders (control group). Patients in all arms will receive reminders if they are due for influenza vaccine. Despite the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation in 2010 that all people above 6 months of age should receive an annual flu vaccine, vaccination rates remain low: at 6m-4.9 yrs. (70%), 5-17.9 yrs. (56%), 18-64.9 yrs. (38%), and >65 yrs. (63%). The investigators will assess the effectiveness of enhanced text R/R messages as compared to the standard of care control (standard text reminders).

    at UCLA

  • Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Study (FLU 003 Plus)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Following the sudden and unexpected emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (2009 H1N1) virus, this observational study was initiated to estimate rates of morbidity and mortality and to examine predictors of severity among participants with 2009 H1N1 infection. In 2011, as surveillance indicated that 2009 H1N1 virus was co-circulating with other seasonal influenza A and B viruses worldwide, the protocol was expanded to include other influenza A subtypes and influenza B viruses. The current version of the protocol (released in August 2013) further broadens the scope of this observational study. With the recognition that novel respiratory viruses other than novel influenza A viruses, e.g., Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), could become prevalent and of major public health importance, the objectives of this protocol have been expanded.

    at UCSD

  • High Dose Flu Vaccine in Treating Children Who Have Undergone Donor Stem Cell Transplant

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase II randomized trial studies how well high dose flu vaccine works in treating children who have undergone done stem cell transplant. Higher dose flu vaccine may build a better immune response and may provide better protection against the flu than the standard vaccine.

    at UCSF

  • Increasing Influenza and Tdap Vaccination of Pregnant Women

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Pregnant women who get influenza are more likely than non-pregnant women to have serious complications, including hospitalizations, death, preterm labor and premature birth. Pertussis can cause hospitalization or death for newborns. However, influenza and Tdap vaccination rates for pregnant women are low nationally. In this study, the investigators will perform a randomized controlled trial aimed at practice change in obstetricians' offices, with an overall goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from influenza and pertussis infections.

    at UCLA

  • Precision Vaccine Promotion in Underserved Populations

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Previous studies have shown that low-cost, behavioral nudges through texting can increase influenza vaccination uptake compared to usual care. However, there are limited studies that evaluate the effect of decreasing barriers to scheduling, especially within safety net populations. The setting for this study, DHS, is the second largest public delivery system in the country and serves approximately half a million diverse patients that are eligible for vaccinations annually. This pilot study (one arm in a larger randomized controlled trial) will examine the effect of text messages highlighting MediCal health plan transportation resources (vs standard text messaging) on influenza vaccination rates in adults during the 2022-2023 flu season.

    at UCLA

Our lead scientists for Influenza research studies include .