Flu and COVID-19 Coinfections among Children

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December 16, 2022

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Influenza (Flu)
2022 - 2023 Flu Season 

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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

Flu activity remains high across the country. CDC also is reporting nine flu-related deaths in children this week for a total of 30 this season. There is still time to get a flu vaccine for the best protection against flu. 
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CDC Health Advisory – Prioritize Antiviral Treatment of Flu   

CDC has received numerous anecdotal reports of availability issues for generic oseltamivir, an antiviral treatment for flu illness, in some locations. A HAN issued this week gives guidance for prioritizing oseltamivir for treatment and information on other flu antivirals that are recommended for treating flu in areas where oseltamivir is temporarily unavailable.        

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Flu and COVID-19 Coinfections among Children   

A new CDC MMWR found that while flu and COVID-19 coinfections in children were relatively rare during the 2021-22 flu season, they did occur and resulted in potentially more severe illness. Most children who had coinfections last season and were hospitalized or died had not been vaccinated against flu. Keep children 6 months and older up to date with recommended flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.   

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No matter which holiday you celebrate this season, time spent with loved ones is special. #Flu activity is high, but there’s still time to get a #FluVax to help protect the moments that matter most. Find one near you:  http://Vaccines.gov   


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