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2017-18

Educating Health Care Professionals: Do You Know the Flu?

Success Story: Do You Know the Flu?

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) joined Families Fighting Flu and HealthyWomen to urge healthcare professionals to understand the influential role they have in flu prevention by proactively recommending an annual flu vaccination to patients to help protect against this serious and potentially deadly disease.

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Overcoming Hurricane Maria: VOCES adapts to provide flu vaccines in Puerto Rico

Man receiving flu vaccine

Hurricane Maria dismantled transportation systems and power grids and destroyed a large portion of Puerto Rico’s flu vaccine supply, but VOCES: Coalición de Vacunación y Prevención de Puerto Rico (VOICES: Puerto Rico Vaccine Coalition) rallied to continue providing flu vaccines.

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CMS Expands Multi-Language Flu Prevention Resources

CMS Expands Multi-Language Flu Prevention Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) partnered with federal, state of California, and local stakeholders in an effort to improve access to annual flu vaccinations among low-income Medicare beneficiaries. Many people 65 years of age and older, individuals with disabilities, and non-English speaking beneficiaries face barriers to preventive health, and information about and access to flu vaccinations is just one of these challenges.

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