CDC offers a host of web-based training & resources for providers to stay updated. CDC https://www.cdc.govInfluenza (Flu)
Flu Vaccine Finder https://vaccinefinder.org/
2017 - 2018 Flu Season February 23, 2018 [ # ]
Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILIMap
Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report
CDC's Influenza Division produces a weekly influenza surveillance report, FluView. According to this week's report (Feb 11-17), seasonal influenza activity remained elevated in the United States. Thirty-nine states experienced high Influenza Like Illness (ILI) activity levels.
Vaccine Administration Training & Resources https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/index2018.html
Vaccine Administration Training & Resources
With an overall estimated effectiveness of 36% for the 2017-18 flu season, annual flu vaccination is the best source of protection for preventing medically attended, laboratory-confirmed influenza virus. CDC offers a host of web-based trainings https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/courses.html#elearn-vaccadmin and resources https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/storage/ for providers to stay up to date on influenza vaccine administration.
How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Work? https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6706a2.htm?s_cid=mm6706a2_w https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm
How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Work?
On February 15, HHS Secretary, Alex Azar, and Dr. Anne Schuchat spoke at a press conference at U.S. Department of Health & Human Services about this season's influenza vaccine effectiveness data. Alex Azar stresses that getting a flu shot can still provide protection, especially given the severity of this year's season. The transcript can be found at HHS.gov https://www.hhs.gov/about/leadership/secretary/speeches/2018-speeches/this-years-flu-threat.html.
#FluFact: You should still get a #flu shot, if you haven't yet. Vaccination is recommended as long as flu viruses are circulating, even if you have already been sick. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1gueuUS
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