Mar 29, 2023
Learn how Advocate Children's Hospital is managing the “immunity gap” created by social distancing to persevere through the triple threat of COVID-19, RSV and flu.
Mar 29, 2023
Some experts have suggested that RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) was more severe last year because of an immunity gap from several years of social distancing and COVID-19 precautions.
Mar 24, 2023
AHA’s United Against the Flu campaign today released a new social media toolkit to help hospitals and health systems encourage their communities to get vaccinated.
Feb 27, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration Friday authorized for emergency use the first over-the-counter test to detect both flu and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Lucira COVID-19 & Flu Home Test provides results from self-collected nasal swab samples in about 30 minutes.
Feb 23, 2023
AHA’s United Against the Flu campaign today released a new social media toolkit to help hospitals and health systems encourage their communities to get vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19, including getting an updated COVID-19 booster.
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.