2019-2020 Information for Health Care Professionals
Whether you’re a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional (HCP), you play a significant role in helping protect your patients against influenza. The best available protection is annual influenza vaccination for all patients ages 6 months and older.
“Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2019–20 Influenza Season” has been published. CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, influenza vaccine that is appropriate for the recipient’s age and health status, (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. Content on this website is being updated to reflect this most recent guidance. More information about the upcoming 2019-2020 flu season is available.
- CDC Seasonal Flu Information for Health Professionals
- Tools to Prepare You Practice for Flu Season
- Information on Proper Vaccine Administration
- ACIP Recommendations: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines, 2019-20
- TABLE 1. Influenza vaccines — United States, 2019–20 influenza season
- MMWR: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2019–20 Influenza Season
- CDC Expert Medscape Commentary: 2019-2020 Flu Vaccine Recommendationsexternal icon
- Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Information Statement (Current Edition Date: 8/15/2019)
- Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza (Q&A)
- Digital Media Toolkit
- Influenza educational resources (downloadable flyers, brochures, etc…)
- Flu Guide for Parents: Factsheet and brochure for parents about the importance of flu vaccine