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The following videos contain information, guidance and recommendations from CDC experts on important aspects of flu prevention and the flu season. Watch or download below.

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Influenza Vaccine
Flu Vaccine for People With Egg Allergies

Title: Flu Vaccine for People With Egg AllergiesExternal
Posting Date: September 15, 2016
Faculty: Lisa Grohskopf, MD, MPH

Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and Treatment

Title: Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and TreatmentExternal
Posting Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Faculty: Sonja Rasmussen, MD

Antiviral Drugs
Neuraminidase Inhibitors: Ready and Able to Tackle the Flu

Title: Neuraminidase Inhibitors: Ready and Able to Tackle the FluExternal
Posting Date: Monday, April 27, 2015
Faculty: Alicia M. Fry, MD, MPH

High-Risk Patient With Possible Flu? Start Those Antivirals

Title: High-Risk Patient With Possible Flu? Start Those AntiviralsExternal
Posting Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Faculty: Fiona Havers, MD, MHS

Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and Treatment

Title: Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and TreatmentExternal
Posting Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Faculty: Sonja Rasmussen, MD

Antivirals, Not Antibiotics, for Influenza

Title: Antivirals, Not Antibiotics, for InfluenzaExternal
Posting Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Faculty: Fiona Havers, MD, MHS

When to Give Antiviral Drugs for the Flu

Title: When to Give Antiviral Drugs for the FluExternal
Posting Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Faculty: Angela J.P. Campbell, MD, MPH

Influenza Diagnostic Testing
Influenza: Fact or Fallacy?

Title: Influenza: Fact or Fallacy?External
Posting Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Faculty: Erin Burns, MA; Alicia Fry, MD

Is It Influenza? Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests: Making Improvements in Clinical Practice

Title: Is It Influenza? Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests: Making Improvements in Clinical PracticeExternal
Posting Date: Monday, November 9, 2013
Faculty: Doug Jordan, MA

Children with Special Needs
Flu Prevention in Children With Special Needs: A Call to Action

Title: Flu Prevention in Children With Special Needs: A Call to ActionExternal
Posting Date: Monday, October 7, 2013
Faculty: Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Historical Videos

Videos in this section contain information, guidance or recommendations that are no longer up-to-date. CDC continues to make this content available for historical reference here in this section.

2010
It’s a First: Universal Flu Vaccination

Title: It’s a First: Universal Flu VaccinationExternal
Posting Date: Monday, November 22, 2010
Faculty: Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Healthcare Workers Must Be Vaccinated Against Influenza

Title: Healthcare Workers Must Be Vaccinated Against InfluenzaExternal
Posting Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Faculty: Eric Kasowski, DVM, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases