CDC Program Promotes Vaccine Equity Among Minority Groups

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Influenza (Flu)

2021-2022 Flu Season 

September 10, 2021

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Early Treatment with Flu Antiviral Drugs Can Shorten Hospital Stays in Children with Flu  

A new CDC study showed that early treatment with flu antivirals in children hospitalized with flu was associated with shorter hospitalizations, adding to the evidence supporting early antiviral treatment in kids hospitalized with flu. Children at higher risk for severe flu illness due to their age or an underlying health condition should be treated early in the course of flu illness.    

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CDC Program Promotes Vaccine Equity Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups 

A CDC program, Partnering for Vaccine Equity, launched in 2020 aims to reduce disparities in flu and COVID-19 vaccine access and uptake among racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. The program uses a community-based approach, engaging trusted local messengers to support vaccine education through culturally appropriate messages and connecting communities and vaccination providers.       

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