Updated Clinician Resources on Antiviral Treatment of Influenza

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December 15, 2023

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Influenza (Flu)
2023 - 2024 Flu Season 

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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

Flu activity is elevated across the country, with the Southeast, South Central, and West Coast areas reporting the highest level of activity currently. CDC also is reporting two new flu-related deaths in children this week, bringing the total this season to 14. Now is still a good time to get vaccinated against flu.
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Image of a doctor prescribing an antiviral drug.

Updated Clinician Resources on Antiviral Treatment of Influenza

CDC has updated information for the 2023-2024 flu season for health care professionals (HCPs) on the use of influenza antiviral medications. HCPs can access information on antiviral drug options, a summary of antiviral treatment recommendations, and new treatment algorithm graphics. Influenza antiviral medications are an important adjunct to vaccination.

A colorful graphic titled “Take 3 Actions to Prevent Illness This Winter” and the CDC/HHS logo is in the top right-hand corner. Under the title, there are three different numbered panels listing the following: “1 Get Vaccinated, 2 Help Stop the Spread of Viruses, 3 Take Treatment Drugs if Your Doctor Prescribes Them.”

Fight Flu by Taking Healthy and Preventive Actions

CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting flu. The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccine each year. You should also take other preventive actions like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and frequent handwashing. If you get sick with flu, take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. Use Vaccines.gov to find a flu vaccine.
A #FluVax can help protect you against #flu and its potentially serious complications. Even when it doesn’t prevent you from getting sick, flu vaccines can help make your illness less severe. Learn more: What are the benefits of flu vaccination? |CDC

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