Last updated on June 19th, 2018 at 02:10 pm

Influenza (flu)

Schedule: Every person, beginning at age 6 months and continuing throughout their lifetime, should receive annual vaccination against influenza.

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.

Websites:

AAP flu recommendations

Influenza Implementation Guidance 2017-2018

ACIP flu recommendations

Vaccines.gov provides resources from federal agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides questions and answers about Influenza (flu) from the Vaccine Education Center.

Immunization Action Coalition offers free information and downloads for healthcare providers, coalitions, and parents.

Videos/Webinars:

Dr. Paul Offit “FluMist: Flu Vaccine Option or ‘Last Resort’?”

 

Flu Personal Testimonial

5 Flu Vaccine Myths

Elmo Flu PSA

2014 Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition
204 St. Charles Way, Unit 303E York, Pennsylvania 17402
PH: 484-446-3040 FX: 484-446-3255 Email: Info@immunizepa.org

The PAIC web site provides immunization information for your general knowledge and is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding immunizations.

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