The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated their Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions for the 2020 – 2021 Season. Access it here.
While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and winter, CDC believes it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever. Access the CDC Frequently Asked Questions for answers and guidance on the following:
- What viruses will the 2020-2021 flu vaccines protect against?
- Are there new vaccines licensed for use during the 2020-2021 flu season?
- What flu vaccines are recommended this season?
- Vaccine timing – effectiveness and recommendations?
- Will there be changes in how and where flu vaccine is given?
- Vaccine availability?
- Steps healthcare personnel can take to safely give flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources: Influenza Season and the COVID-19 Pandemic
- What You Need to Know for 2020-21
- CDC Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic, 2020-2021
- Large-Scale Influenza Vaccination Clinic Planning
- Multiplex Assays for Detection of Influenza Viruses and SARS-CoV-2
- Influenza Antiviral Medications: Summary for Clinicians
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is actively working with providers, patients, partners and stakeholders to increase immunization rates through education, resources and information sharing. We offer free evidence-based resources to promote best practices, guidelines and tools to break down barriers to care. Visit our Web site to learn more and join the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition to stay informed and connected.