Influenza Update 2019-2020

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 and practices. This video includes information that health care professionals providing immunization services should know about storage and handling requirements, and administration considerations.

Recorded: September 2019.

Influenza Update 2019-2020 is presented as a web-on-demand video. This video was posted October 2019.

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Page last reviewed: October 7, 2019