Information for Health Professionals
exclamation square light icon What You Need to Know for the 2020-2021 Flu Season
It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading this fall and winter, making it more important than ever that ALL healthcare workers get a flu vaccine!
Note: “ Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2020-2021 Influenza Season” has been published. CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. More information about the upcoming 2020-2021 flu season is also available.
The pages listed below offer public health and health care professionals key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza.
- Transcript for Widespread Flu Activity Update
- Public Health Grand Rounds: Flu Season Update
- Interim Immunization Recommendations for Individuals Displaced by a Disaster
- Medical Office Telephone Evaluation of Patients with Possible Influenza
- Communications to Health Care Providers
- Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers
- Flu Activity and Surveillance
Current & past flu activity
- The Pink Book. Chapter 12: Influenza
- Annals of Internal Medicine: Influenzaexternal icon
- Vaccines and Immunizations
- Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents
- Avian Influenza Guidance
- Clinician Guidance for Variant Virus Infections
- International Reagent Resourceexternal icon
Reagent users: tools and information on influenza and influenza virus detection