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...

FluAid 2.0 Software 12/17/07

FluAid 2.0 is a test version of software designed to assist State and local planners in preparing for the next influenza pandemic by providing estimates of potential impact specific to their locality. FluAid provides a range of estimates of...

Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't Work For You. 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about when and if antibiotics are effective against illnesses and when they are not. It is organized into the following sections:

  • The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
  • Antibiotics aren’t always...
Preventing Influenza 12/17/07

For those who are not immunized against the flu, this tool presents three suggestions to help reduce the chances of getting the illness.

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