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INFLUENZA VACCINATION:

INFLUENZA VACCINATION Sarah Rooker Fort Hays State University

2016-2017 INFLUENZA SEASON:

2016-2017 INFLUENZA SEASON 5.7% of the deaths that occurred in the United States during the week ending June 17, 2017 (week 24) were due to pneumonia and influenza Below the epidemic threshold of 6.3% for week 24¹

2016-2017 FLU SEASON¹:

2016-2017 FLU SEASON¹

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No pediatric influenza deaths were reported for week 26, ending July 6, 2017. A total of 101 influenza-associated deaths have been reported from the 2016-2017 season.¹

2016-2017 FLU SEASON - PEDIATRIC:

2016-2017 FLU SEASON - PEDIATRIC

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During week 26, ending July 6, 2017, only 0.7% of patient visits were reported through the U.S. outpatient influenza-like surveillance network were due to influenza-like illness¹

2014 KANSAS FLU DEATHS:

2014 KANSAS FLU DEATHS 584 Kansans died from flu or pneumonia during 2014 flu season²

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS:

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS The influenza vaccine is the only way to prevent and control the flu.²

VACCINE EFFICACY:

VACCINE EFFICACY The CDC states recent studies show the vaccine reduces the risk of flu illness by about 50-60% among overall population.¹

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REQUIRES INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE FLU VACCINE EACH YEAR WITH NO OUT OF POCKET COSTS² :

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REQUIRES INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE FLU VACCINE EACH YEAR WITH NO OUT OF POCKET COSTS²

INTERVENTIONS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATION:

INTERVENTIONS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATION Influenza vaccination is only intervention to prevent contracting influenza unless vaccine is not available.

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS:

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS Socially, culturally, or geographically isolated Limited English skills Migrant workers Homelessness Physical disabilities and impairments Mental illness Incarcerated Low income, single parent families, and residents of public housing³

NONPHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS (NPI):

NONPHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS (NPI) Actions, aside from vaccines and antivirals, that people in vulnerable communities can take to help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses, such as the influenza.³

NPIs are the best way to prevent the spread of the flu³ EDUCATING AND PROMOTING PATIENTS ON NPIs IS KEY TO MAINTAINING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:

NPIs are the best way to prevent the spread of the flu³ EDUCATING AND PROMOTING PATIENTS ON NPIs IS KEY TO MAINTAINING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

PERSONAL NPIs STAYING AWAY FROM CROWDS WHEN SICK COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES WASH HANDS OFTEN WITH SOAP AND WATER³ :

PERSONAL NPIs STAYING AWAY FROM CROWDS WHEN SICK COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES WASH HANDS OFTEN WITH SOAP AND WATER³

COMMUNITY NPIs MAKING SICK LEAVE POLICIES MORE FLEXIBLE PROMOTING TELEWORK SCHEDULE REMOTE MEETINGS³ :

COMMUNITY NPIs MAKING SICK LEAVE POLICIES MORE FLEXIBLE PROMOTING TELEWORK SCHEDULE REMOTE MEETINGS³

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ENVIRONMENTAL NPIs SURFACE CLEANING MEASURES THAT REMOVE GERMS FROM FREQUENTLY TOUCHED SURFACES³:

ENVIRONMENTAL NPIs SURFACE CLEANING MEASURES THAT REMOVE GERMS FROM FREQUENTLY TOUCHED SURFACES³

COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN WICHITA, KS:

COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN WICHITA, KS Sedgwick County Health Department Flu shots priced on sliding fee scale to those uninsured or insured through State health programs

COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN WICHITA, KS:

COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN WICHITA, KS Guadalupe Clinic Offers free flu shots to those in vulnerable populations one day each year at the beginning of the flu season

COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN WICHITA, KS:

COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN WICHITA, KS Operation Immunization provided by the University of Kansas – School of Pharmacy Provides two sites on one scheduled day to offer free flu shots to the public free of charge

References:

References ¹ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Weekly U.S. influenza surveillance report. Accessed July 7, 2017 fromhttps://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm. ² American Academy of Family Physicians. (2017). Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines. Accessed July 7, 2017 from http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/influenza.html. ³ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Get your faith-based organizations ready for pandemic flu. Accessed July 7, 2017 from https://www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions/pdf/gr-pan-flu-com-faith-org-serv-vul-pop.pdf.

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