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Up to 1.6 million people have had the flu so far this season
Lois A. Bowers
Nov 20, 2023
Up to 1.6 million people were sickened with influenza from Oct 1. through Nov. 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
Flu shots in older adults linked to less antibiotic use for respiratory infections, study shows
Nov 01, 2023
Older adults who receive flu shots have less unnecessary antibiotic use, according to new research published Oct. 28 in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
Flu activity rises as most COVID-19 markers decline
Oct 24, 2023
Flu activity is on the rise as hospitalizations and emergency room visits for COVID-19 are declining, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 20
Sep 20, 2023
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CDC recommends three flu vaccine types for older adults this year
Aug 25, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared its yearly flu shot recommendations on Wednesday, urging older adults to get the vaccine.
Thick as a Brick
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Aug 15, 2023
I was recently on a road trip, cruising along and listening to the classic rock station on Sirius XM. There was an interview with Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson where he explained the title “Thick as a...
Electronic ‘nudges’ boost flu vaccine uptake in older adults
Mar 27, 2023
Electronically delivered letter reminders emphasizing the potential benefits of receiving the influenza vaccine increased vaccination uptake among older adults in Denmark, according to a study in The Lancet.
Season’s flu vaccine 35 percent effective in keeping seniors out of hospital, CDC data show
Feb 24, 2023
This season’s influenza vaccine choice has provided relatively robust protection for seniors, according to preliminary data from the CDC.
CDC releases vaccine coverage data for healthcare personnel, 2021-2022
Oct 24, 2022
A survey of U.S. workers, including LTC staff members, has revealed flu and COVID-19 vaccination trends. Employer requirements helped to move the needle, the researchers say.