Influenza

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Long-Term Care Facilities Cede Control of Immunization Policies to Regional Pharmacy, Significantly Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Workers 01/30/14

As part of the Raising Immunizations Safely and Effectively (more commonly known as RISE) program, 14 long-term care facilities cede control of vaccination-related policies and processes to a...

Text Messages to Parents Increase Influenza Immunization Rate for Low-Income, Minority Children 10/04/12

During a single influenza season (2010-2011), New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center sent a series of automated text messages to predominantly low-income, Latino parents who...

Health System Makes Annual Influenza Immunization a Condition of Ongoing Employment, Leading to Near-Complete Vaccination of Workforce 08/02/12

BJC HealthCare instituted a policy requiring all employees to get an annual influenza vaccination as a condition of ongoing employment. Each flu season, the health system reminds employees about...

Program Modeled on Emergency Preparedness Plan Features In-Unit Vaccinations and Morning "Lockdown," Increasing Employee Influenza Immunization Rates 03/01/11

Flushing Hospital Medical Center's annual employee influenza vaccination program features a 2-day “push/pull” drill that uses key features of the hospital's emergency preparedness plans. For the...

Multifaceted Campaign Aimed at Obstetricians Increases Influenza Immunizations in Pregnant Patients 08/23/10

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic launched a multidimensional campaign, aimed at obstetricians and their office staff, to increase influenza immunizations in pregnant patients. Key elements include ensuring...

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Flu.gov 11/23/09

This Web site provides comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, government and business leaders...

Flu Materials for the 2007-08 Flu Season 03/19/08

The 2007-2008 flu season’s materials reflect outreach to high-risk groups, including caregivers and parents of infants, parents of children with asthma and diabetes, adults who live with at-risk seniors, and Spanish language materials emphasizing...

If You Have Diabetes, a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Preserve your life...
Protecting Against Influenza (Flu): Advice for Caregivers of Children Less Than 6 Months Old 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides recommendations for protecting children under 6 months against the flu.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Background
  • Children at 6 months are at higher risk
  • Advice for caregivers...
National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza 12/17/07

This tool outlines how the Federal Government intends to prepare, detect, and respond to the threat of pandemic influenza, whether it results from the avian flu or another influenza virus.

This tool addresses the following topics:...

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