Flu Update 7/16
ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season – click here to read the CDC update
The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older to get a yearly flu shot. If you have questions about whether the flu vaccine is right for your patients, or family and even yourself, we encourage you to research the facts and utilize our resources for HCW.
The flu shot is a yearly shot to help you build immunity, each year, to the the active strains of influenza for the season. To learn more about the flu vaccine, what is happening with flu season this year and more visit What You Should Know for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season.
Where to go for your shots has information and resources for you to locate a vaccine for yourself and other family members. You can also call your doctor or visit your local pharmacy to see if they carry and cover the flu vaccine or other vaccines you may need.
The Flu Vaccine Finder locates flu vaccine clinics near you. Simply enter your zip code or city and state to find mapped locations of flu vaccine clinics.
Provider Resource Links -
ADHS influenza surveillance – click here
VFC Arizona Update 11/06/15 – click here
ACIP recommendations – click here
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals – click here
Influenza Tool-Kit for Long term Care Employees – click here
Influenza Vaccination Information for Health Care Workers – click here
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