CDC Releases Influenza Summary and Technical Key Points

COVID-19

During the 2020-2021 cold and flu season, getting an influenza vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself, your loved ones, the residents you care for, your community, and the global community from flu. It’s estimated that between 70-85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The flu vaccine may offer protection, decrease risk of serious outcomes including hospitalization, intensive care unit admissions, and even death. Most influenza vaccines protect against four different types of viruses, so it’s like getting four shots in one and some vaccines are enhanced to provide a better immune response. A flu vaccination can flatten the curve of flu-related illnesses, help protect essential workers from flu, and save medical resources for care of patients with COVID-19. Providers are encouraged to learn more at CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2020-21 Flu Season​. Roll your #SleeveUp to #FightFlu!

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