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Flu Symptoms on the Rise

Flu Symptoms on the Rise

The flu season is in its early phases and the number of individuals seeking health care for symptoms similar to influenza is over twice the national baseline. Widespread flu activity is being reported across the country and the Centers for Disease Control and...

CDC Influenza and Antiviral Treatment Advisory

CDC Influenza and Antiviral Treatment Advisory

  Based on the December 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Alert Network, influenza activity has increased significantly with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating so far this season. Now, more than ever, it is very important to vaccinate...

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Our favorite season is finally here! Now is the time to enjoy time with family and friends, be grateful and reflect on what’s important in your life. While the holiday season brings joy to many, often we forget the importance of safety and health. Proper planning and...

Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide

Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) recently released its newly updated book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—available for purchase or free download This completely updated guide on adult immunization (originally published in 2004) provides easy-to-use,...

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 3-9, 2017, is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. We hope you will join us this year as we encourage ALL to protect...

Spread the Awareness: #FightFlu

Spread the Awareness: #FightFlu

According to the most recent FluView report, seasonal influenza activity is increasing in the United States; several flu activity indicators were higher than what has previously been seen in recent years. However, the proportion of people seeing their healthcare...

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

 As the flu season is upon us, below are some helpful reminders and resources to help care for ourselves, our loved ones and our patients.  'Take 3' Actions to Fight the Flu. 1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first...

People with Diabetes Urged to Get the Flu Shot

People with Diabetes Urged to Get the Flu Shot

  Medical Xpress recently reported that doctors are urging people with diabetes to get their flu vaccination, particularly this year, with predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season. Many people with diabetes do not get a seasonal flu shot, according to the...

Kick-Off the 2017-2018 Flu Season

Kick-Off the 2017-2018 Flu Season

Join the Flu Vaccine Campaign Kickoff Webinar ​​The official 2017-18 Flu Vaccination Campaign kickoff will take place on Thursday, September 28 with a press conference hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases in Washington, D.C.  At this event. Health...

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