Influenza Vaccines Are Soon to Arrive for Our Patients! Go-Live for The Inpatient Influenza Vaccine is Sept. 14.
As we head into another flu season, we want to make sure you are prepared with the proper resources to talk to your families.
Please let families know they can receive the flu vaccine for their children by making an appointment to see their pediatrician or, beginning next week, while they are inpatient.
“We play a critical role as providers in keeping our patients up to date on their routine childhood immunizations, including the influenza vaccine,” said Phillip Scott, M.D., a hospitalist at Cook Children’s. In the face of widespread vaccine hesitancy, it is important that we are prepared to talk to our patients and families about the influenza vaccine. Don’t underestimate the importance of a simple conversation. Your patients and their families value your opinion and are relying on your recommendations regarding this year’s influenza vaccine.”
- Influenza Vaccine Resources for You
- Flu Season: How To Make a Strong Influenza Vaccine Recommendation
- The CDC’s SHARE Model Helps Health Care Professionals Talk to Patients About the Importance of Influenza Vaccines to Make Informed Decisions
- Tips for Administering Vaccines to Patients Ages 5-11
- Australia’s Bad Flu Season Serves As Reminder For The Importance of Immunization