It's Not Too Late to Fight the Flu

It’s that time of year again — FLU season.

As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Remind your patients to get a flu vaccine now if they have not gotten vaccinated yet this season.

Support National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) from December 2 – 8, 2018. This week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. NIVW serves as a reminder that even though the holiday season has arrived, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination should continue throughout the flu season in order to protect as many people as possible against flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine!

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Upcoming Webinar [hosted by the CDC]

This WebEx has been rescheduled’; updated information below. Please be sure to re-register!!

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#HowIRecommend Flu Vaccine: How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients

December 12, 2018 * 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

Every year, large numbers of Americans get sick and die as a result of seasonal flu. Yet, many of your patients may underestimate flu’s severity or their own susceptibility to catching it. If patients don’t understand that they are at risk and that risk could be serious, they may not prioritize getting their seasonal flu vaccines. This webinar will assist healthcare professionals with making recommendations and addressing important questions from patients.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand burden and severity of last year’s flu season
  • Describe flu vaccine benefits, including averted potential flu burden
  • Describe how to make a strong and effective flu vaccine recommendation to patients and why your recommendation matters
  • Illustrate how to properly administer flu vaccine

All professionals interested in learning more about immunizations are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Get registered.