Flu

Jan 3, 2023
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response Friday deployed a 14-member National Disaster Medical System team to the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital to help support staff caring for a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses, such…
Dec 14, 2022
As pediatric and adult hospitalization rates for flu and COVID-19 increase, AHA’s United Against the Flu campaign released a new social media toolkit to help hospitals and health systems encourage their communities to get vaccinated, including getting the updated COVID-19 booster. 
Dec 5, 2022
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., today encouraged all eligible Americans to get vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19, noting that hospitals continue to experience the highest flu admissions in a decade this early in the season.
Nov 4, 2022
The United States is experiencing a resurgence in non-COVID-19 respiratory viruses, with the flu hospitalization rate at this early time in the season the highest in a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. Officials said they also are tracking elevated levels of…
Oct 18, 2022
Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native adults have higher flu hospitalization rates and lower flu vaccination rates than white adults, according to a report released by the CDC.
Oct 12, 2022
With the start of flu season, AHA is providing a new batch of Halloween- and autumn-themed resources for hospitals’ and health systems’ use to encourage influenza and COVID-19 vaccination. The October United Against the Flu toolkit includes downloadable plug-and-play social media assets,…
Oct 10, 2022
It’s that time of year again … time to get a flu vaccine. We know that getting a flu vaccine is the best defense against seasonal influenza viruses and potentially severe consequences including hospitalization and death. And this flu season, many people can get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the…
Sep 30, 2022
With fall in full swing, there are two easy steps that individuals can take to protect themselves and their families against illness – get a flu shot and get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster.
Sep 21, 2022
AHA is continuing its annual work to help hospitals and health systems encourage their communities to stay healthy and protect themselves against the flu and COVID-19 through vaccination.
May 2, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Friday issued recommendations for clinicians testing or treating patients for H5N1 bird flu.