Influenza

Are primary prevention strategies altering the course of the perfect storm?

February 23, 2021

As the 2020-2021 influenza season loomed, many in health care worried that the seasonal disease would add to the extraordinary burden of coronavirus disease 2019 and create a perfect storm. Have various prevention strategies helped prevent this potential issue?

Examining efficacy of flu shot in preventing severe flu

October 15, 2020

The influenza vaccine has been recommended as a key way to reduce severe influenza in children. An investigation examines how effective the 2018-2019 vaccine was in preventing hospitalization and emergency department visits.

NFID: Get a flu shot

October 01, 2020

The 2020-2021 influenza season will be a strange one because of COVID-19. The National Foundation for Infectious Disease (NFID) aired a webcast that addressed how important the influenza vaccine was going to be to keep people safe during uncertain times.