Influenza Antiviral Medications

exclamation square light iconGetting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Antiviral medications are an important adjunct to influenza vaccine in the control of influenza.

The information on this page should be considered current for the 2020-2021 influenza season for clinical practice regarding the use of influenza antiviral medications.

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There are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat flu illness
Additional Information

Influenza Virus Prevention and Control Among Specific Populations

Each year, ACIP provides general information regarding the prevention and control of influenza with vaccines.

Below additional guidance on antiviral treatment of influenza and other reports related to prevention and control of influenza among specific populations (e.g., immunocompromised persons, health care personnel, hospital patients, pregnant women, children, and travelers) are available:

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