State health officials issue recommendations for when and where to get medical care.
Registered nurses are on the front lines of our health care system and play a critical role in preventing and treating the spread of influenza. As the most trusted health professionals in the nation, you can have a positive impact on the health of our communities and keep our state’s influenza levels low.
A flu vaccine recommendation and offer from you makes a huge difference. Yearly flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. It is especially important for those at high risk for flu-related complications. Consider getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others from the flu and remind patients to get a flu shot. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent hand washing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses, like flu.
CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high risk suspected cases.
Find out about this year's vaccines, get answers to common questions and read WSNA's position on mandatory vaccination.