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April 9, 2019

Do You Know the Dangers of Flu among Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions?

Do You Know the Dangers of Flu among Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions? Influenza (flu) is a contagious and potentially deadly virus that can result in serious complications for individuals living with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, even when chronic conditions are well-controlled. Estimates indicate that 31 percent of US adults age 50-64 years and 47 percent of those age 65 and older have at least one chronic health condition that puts them at high risk for flu-related complications, including hospitalization, catastrophic disability, and even death. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has developed free downloadable resources for healthcare professionals and patients with chronic health conditions about the importance of annual flu vaccination. Download them here.

July 25, 2018

Issue Brief: Immunization Infrastructure

Issue Brief: Immunization Infrastructure Immunization infrastructure is the backbone of federal, state, and local public health efforts. Infrastructure elements include vaccine purchase; storage; handling and safety; provider and community education and outreach; immunization information systems (IIS) or registries; disease surveillance; and outbreak response. These elements promote disease prevention and mitigate the potential widespread consequences of a devastating disease outbreak. Find out more in this important issue brief.

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