CDC Flu Vaccine Resources

CDC vaccination recommendations for the 2017-18 influenza season can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/indrr_2017.html .  Find additional CDC resources at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/professionals/Dear-Colleague-Letter-2017-2018.pdf and https://www.cdc.gov/flu/ .

CDC and Medscape also present a continuing education (ACCME and ANCC) opportunity on these recommendations; see https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/cme/medscape_cme.html .

11/15 KCER Newsletter October

KCER has published their October 2017 Newsletter, with articles on the following:

  • Emergency Preparedness Requirements Go into Effect November 15, 2017
  • Flu Season is Here: Time for a Shot
  • How to Prepare for a Wildfire
  • Emotional Support After a Disaster
  • Protecting Your Dialysis Vascular Access
  • Handwashing After a Disaster

Find the Newsletter at http://kcercoalition.com/contentassets/1fc6b84d9aeb48818c8a1fc8ea2830c9/102017kcerwatchoct2017fnl508.pdf .

Flu Vaccination

We’ve added a new issue of Network 16 News to our website, with recommendations for this year’s Influenza Vaccination schedule and dosage.

The issue also includes notes o:

Find Network 16 News at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html .

CDC Flu Vaccine Recommendations

CDC has released an MMWR containing their vaccine recommendations for the 2017-2018 flu season: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2017–18 Influenza Season.  See https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/rr/rr6602a1.htm?s_cid=rr6602a1_e .

August Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them.  Communities use August each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.  For details see https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html .