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3 Important Reminders About Flu Shots
1 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months and older receive a yearly flu shot1
2 | Vaccination is still the best way to protect against influenza and can help prevent flu-related illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work or school and hospital stays1
3 | Remember, after administration, it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to offer protection. For this reason, flu shots should be given soon after they become available for the year, or by October1
FDA Rapid Flu Tests Reclassification
Effective January 2018, the FDA is reclassifying reclassified rapid influenza antigen detection tests. Here’s what you need to know about this reclassification.Read More
A Closer Look at Flu: Flu Vaccine Trends
Healthcare providers play a critical role in preparing for each flu season. Because of the variation from year to year, it’s important to understand the flu vaccine supply and current influenza guidelines as you prepare for the upcoming season.Read More
Flu Vaccine Compliance: Education & Incentives Key to Compliance
It’s the start of flu season. Your organization has likely already begun to encourage patients to get vaccinated and may have implemented wellness strategies. But what are you doing to address the annual challenge of getting your own employees to get flu shots to protect themselves and, more importantly, patients and residents?Read More
Additional Flu Resources
Keep up with the latest flu surveillance reports, strain composition, recommendations, news and highlights, package inserts, print materials, storage guidelines, web tools and more.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Influenza Updates & Resources
Immunization Action Coalition
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
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