President Trump yesterday created an interagency task force to develop and implement a five-year plan to improve flu vaccines and produce them faster. “Faster methods of producing influenza vaccines will help keep Americans safer both from seasonal influenza, which kills tens of thousands of Americans each year, and from the potential of pandemic influenza, which is the single greatest biodefense threat our country faces,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “Under this executive order, HHS will lead on coordinating and advancing work to modernize influenza vaccine production, as part of the important work we do to protect Americans from all infectious threats, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or manmade.”
“Get vaccinated” is a message everyone should hear, and hospitals and health systems are the ideal partners to spread it.
Only one in three U.S. pregnant women receive both the flu and whooping cough vaccines as recommended, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday recommended treating all hospitalized, severely ill and high-risk patients who have suspected or…
Hospitals and clinicians are seeing fewer flu patients this season than in other recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
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