Influenza Update, 2020-2021

Description: Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Flu can also result in serious outcomes such as hospitalization or death. Older adults, young children and people with certain health conditions are at high risk for serious complications from flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. This recommendation for annual vaccination means that health care professionals should remain up-to-date with their knowledge of influenza vaccination practices. This video addresses frequently asked questions (FAQs) about influenza vaccine storage, handling, and administration recommendations and best practices for the 2020–2021 influenza season.

Recorded: September 2020 and 2019.

Web-on-demand: 22 minutes

Influenza Update 2020-2021 is presented as a web-on-demand video. This video was posted October 2020.

Influenza Web site: www.cdc.gov/flu/.

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Page last reviewed: October 20, 2020