Seasonal Influenza for Patients
This year's flu season has started earlier than usual, and the flu virus is spreading across the nation quickly. The best way to avoid the flu is getting the vaccine. Click here for more patient information.
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Additional Content for Ob-Gyns
It's not too late to get vaccinated! If you have not had your flu shot this year, the CDC recommends that you get one as soon as possible The vaccine doesn't work right away. It takes about 2 weeks for your body to build up immunity to the flu. Use this Vaccine Finder to find a flu shot clinic near you.
Additional Content for Patients
Adults & Adolescents for Patients
Talk to you doctor about your immunization history. Ask your doctor which immunizations you may need based on your age and lifestyle. Click here for additional information.
Adults & Adolescents for Ob-Gyns
Talk to all of your patients about the importance of immunizations. Many adolescents and adults have not received recommended immunizations and are at risk for contracting vaccine preventable diseases. Click here for additional information.
Pregnancy for Ob-Gyns
Talk to your patients who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant about their immunization history. Recommend that all of your pregnant patients receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Click here for additional information.
Pregnancy for Patients
Talk to your doctor about what immunizations you may need if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. Immunizations are important in order to keep you and your baby healthy. Click here for additional information.
Seasonal Influenza for Ob-Gyns
The 2012-2013 season started earlier than previous seasons. Among 743 hospitalized women of childbearing age (15-44 years), 217 were pregnant. There have been 146 pediatric deaths from flu. Click here for seasonal flu information. Click here to view the College's alogrithm for assessing and treating prgnant women with flu-like illness. Click here for CDC's antiviral information.
CDC issued updated recommendations for Obstetric Health Care Providers for seasonal influenza (flu)