Flu Activity is on the Rise in Nine States

The CDC has reported that influenza activity is on the rise in nine states in their latest Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report.  Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina, as well as New York City, have all experienced high influenza-like illness activity.  A total of 11 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have […]

CDC Releases Letter Regarding Flu Vaccine

In a letter released by the CDC on September 29, 2016, CDC Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Nancy Messonnier, MD (CAPT, USPHS) stated, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes and appreciates the increasingly important role that you play in public health, including vaccinating the public against seasonal […]

CDC Releases Updated Vaccine Recommendations for 2016-17 Influenza Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published their updated vaccine recommendations for the 2016-2017 influenza season. Major changes and updates include: Antigenic composition and influenza vaccine products information for the 2016-17 season Interim recommendation that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) should not be used for the 2016-17 season Providers should consider observing ALL […]