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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Flu Resources for LTC
Flu vaccinations have been under way for a few weeks now, but the flu awareness campaigns are just beginning. Many of which are directed at seniors and long-term care residents.
Annals of Long-Term Care spoke with Dr. Alicia Fry, a CDC medical officer about the flu vaccines available this fall, the CDC's recommendation on flu vaccination in long-term care facilities and prevention/management of influenza in long-term care facilities. To view the Q + A article, please visit: http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/news/influenza-vaccination-guidelines-outbreak-management.
To see CDC's Summary of Recommendations: Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines, 2013-2014, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/2013-summary-recommendations.htm
The National Council on Aging have launched their Flu + You campaign aimed at adults over 65 years of age. On their website, they've included a toolkit for healthcare professionals with a presentation on promotion/prevention of the flu to community-dwelling seniors, as well as a how-to present the presentation. They've also added brochures with helpful information on the flu, frequently asked questions and facts on the flu vaccine. To access the toolkit, please visit: http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/community-education/flu--you/flu-you-resources-for.html