CDC: Key Facts and Q&As Related to Seasonal Influenza

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

 

On September 4, 2013 NYSHFA held a free audio conference presented by Dr. Emily Lutterloh, Director, Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections, NYSDOH (the archived version will be posted to our website within the next two weeks). During this in-service, Dr. Lutterloh emphasized the need for effective education of staff to better assist their flu immunization decision making.

The DOH website: http://www.health.ny.gov/flumaskreg has a wonderful Health Care Facility Influenza Immunization Toolkit.  Also contained on this page are Centers for Disease Control and prevention fact sheets and educational materials available for updating and answering questions of your staff , residents and families.  Two of which are: Seasonal Influenza and Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine.  We encourage members to review this material in preparation for the upcoming flu season.

NYSHFA CONTACTS: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15