Influenza Immunizations Available for Inpatients
By Phillip Scott, M.D. Pediatric Hospitalist
2022-2023 marked the return of a robust influenza season after low influenza rates during the COVID19 pandemic. Below are data from the Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network (Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network (FluSurv-NET) | CDC) noting cumulative hospitalization rates for influenza in children (<18 years old) comparing the 2021-22 and 2022-23 influenza seasons. This data reflects the urgency of immunizing our patients against influenza this season.
Influenza immunizations are now available for inpatients.
Please prioritize talking to your patients and families about influenza immunization. Your recommendation makes all the difference.