The Delaware Division of Public Health is asking you to consider enrollment in the CDC’s ILINet provider program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Program (ILINet) is a collaborative effort between healthcare providers, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the CDC. Data reported by ILINet sentinel providers, in combination with other influenza surveillance data, provide a picture of influenza virus and influenza-like illness (ILI) activity in Delaware and the U.S. Learn more here.
ACIP Recommendations for the 2017-2018 Flu Season
Read the full text here.
Key Points From the CDC: Human Infection with Influenza A (H1N2) Variant
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals (CDC): HERE
Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons over 6 months who do not have contraindications.
For the 2017-2018 season:
– A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
– A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
– B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (Victoria lineage)
Quadrivalent vaccines will contain these three viruses and an additional B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata lineage)
- Pregnant women may receive any licensed, recommended, age-appropriate vaccine
- FluMist Quadrivalent (LAIV4) should NOT be used during the 2017-2018 season, due to concerns about effectiveness.