Schedule: Every person, beginning at age 6 months and continuing throughout their lifetime, should receive annual vaccination against influenza.
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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.
CDC provides information on everything you need to know about the flu illness, including symptoms, treatment and prevention.
- Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel—United States, 2017–18 Influenza Season
- CDC’s Influenza Vaccination Information for Health Care Workers web section
- CDC’s Influenza Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers
- CDC’s Influenza web section
- Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices—United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season
- CDC Infographics
- CDC Digital Media Toolkit
AAP flu recommendations
- Influenza Implementation Guidance 2018-2019
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.
65+ Influenza Defense offers resources that encourage older adults patients to receive their influenza vaccine.