Flu Vaccination Among HCPs in Acute Care Hospitals Declined During the Pandemic

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November 13, 2023

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Seasonal flu activity is trending upward nationally, especially in the South Central, Southeast, and West Coast regions of the country. Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exceptions.
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Flu Vaccination Declines Among Health Care Professionals

A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlights a decline in flu vaccination among health care professionals (HCPs) in acute care hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. HCPs vaccinated against flu decreased from 85.9% in 2020–2021 to 81.1% in 2022–2023. The study supports the need for evidence-based strategies to increase vaccination coverage among HCPs. 
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CDC, Partners Update Measures to Minimize Spread of Flu at Swine Exhibitions

The Swine Exhibitions Zoonotic Influenza Working Group met to update its recommended measures to minimize the spread of influenza viruses between pigs and people at swine exhibitions. The updates will be available for reference in 2024. CDC has guidance online for people exhibiting pigs at fairs and attending fairs.
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