Flu cases already up 23 percent this season: Walgreens
Oct 20, 2021
The significant increase shown by the company’s analysis of its own data reflects the historically low levels of flu last year as people stayed home, wore masks and got a record number of flu shots...
60 percent of Americans will delay or skip flu shot this year: survey
Oct 15, 2021
The survey, however, also revealed that 98% of those who got a flu shot last season do plan to get one again this year.
CDC urges flu shots as survey shows half of Americans do not plan on it
Oct 08, 2021
Severity of the upcoming flu season is unclear, but other respiratory infections have already returned
Prepare for ‘vigorous respiratory virus’ season, public health experts warn
Oct 08, 2021
Relaxed COVID-19 mitigation measures, travel and a lack of protective immunity against last season’s influenza virus could mean a potentially “vigorous respiratory virus season,” according to public...
$10.5 million AMDA, CDC partnership aims to improve vaccination rates in senior living, other settings
Sep 21, 2021
A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members...
Racial, ethnic disparities seen for severe flu-associated disease
Sep 09, 2021
“These findings suggest that targeted prevention and intervention efforts, such as improved influenza vaccine coverage and early use of antiviral treatment, could improve influenza-associated outcomes...
CDC recommendations for influenza vaccination updated for 2021-2022
Aug 31, 2021
When more than one licensed, recommended, age-appropriate vaccine is available, ACIP makes no preferential recommendations.
Flu vaccine may protect against adverse events after SARS-CoV-2
Aug 17, 2021
Individuals who had received a flu vaccination had lower risks for sepsis, stroke and deep vein thromboses as well as emergency department and ICU admissions
CDC offers guidelines on handling ‘twindemic’ of coronavirus, flu in assisted living
Dec 04, 2020
As influenza season gears up at a time when assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities are still reeling from a global pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering...
Mandating seasonal flu vaccinations in the workplace in the time of COVID-19
Oct 26, 2020
The issue of mandatory vaccinations in the workplace is becoming increasingly relevant as medical experts in the U.S. anticipate that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available for distribution to the general...