Running Low on Influenza Vaccine?
Influenza Vaccine Doses are available. If you need additional doses there are resources to assist providers with locating doses to fill their need. The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit webpage provides access to the Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System- IVATS. Please check this resource for availability
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.