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Coverage from the

Options for the Control of Influenza Conference

August 24 - 28, 2016; Chicago, Illinois

August 24 - 28, 2016 Chicago, Illinois

Conference News

Popular Influenza News

  • ACIP Updates Influenza Vaccine Recommendations ACIP Updates Influenza Vaccine Recommendations All persons at least 6 months of age should have routine annual influenza vaccination unless they have contraindications, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
  • Flu Vaccine Far More Effective Than Last Year's, CDC Says Flu Vaccine Far More Effective Than Last Year's, CDC Says The current vaccine has been nearly 60% effective in reducing the risk of getting sick, a far cry from the 18% effectiveness rate reported for the 2014-2015 flu season.
  • CDC Alert: Severe Influenza Illness Reported CDC Alert: Severe Influenza Illness Reported Clinicians should initiate antiviral treatment to very ill and high-risk patients suspected of having influenza without waiting for test results. ICU admissions and deaths have been reported.

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