flu shots

Three ways healthcare executives can uncover consumers at risk for fluWith influenza activity increasing sharply, here’s how healthcare executives can determine which health plan members are at risk for the flu.
Should I give the flu shot to my pregnant patients?Drs. Lipkind and Savitz go over several studies to determine the benefits and risks associated with flu shots given to pregnant patients and whether or not ob/gyns should recommend flu shots to these patients.
Flu Vaccine Could Provide Long-Lasting ProtectionA flu vaccine that is effective for several years is showing promise.
Poll: Most important non-medical skills for healthcare providersA new poll has interesting findings related to patient preferences and needs. Read more.
Rite Aid Launches Children’s Flu Shot ClinicsRite Aid’s KidsCents will offer free flu shots to children.
Massachusetts’ nurses fight mandatory flu shotsMandatory flu shots are a familiar occurrence throughout U.S. health systems, but some nurses are fighting the policy.
Flu vaccinations delayed due to supply issuesSome pharmacies and health clinics in the United States and Canada are waiting on quadrivalent influenza vaccine, after production issues this fall. Clinics that had expected to receive the vaccine by mid-September are now forced to wait until mid-October.
High risk, low priority: re-evaluating patients who need flu shotsThe World Health Organization states that data for populations with a high-risk of flu complications should be reevaluated.
Same-day care, capacity key to managing flu season
Same-day care, capacity key to managing flu seasonLast year’s flu season brought chills to some providers; experts say planning, education are even more critical now
Ample vaccine supply key to combatting unpredictability of flu seasonThe only predictable aspect of the influenza season is its unpredictability, according to experts.