CDC Recommendations for 2014-15 Flu SeasonJuly 21, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control have released their information guide for the 2014-15 Flu Season. The guide includes answers to common questions about influenza, including – how to prepare, when to get vaccinated, and which virus strains this year’s vaccine protects against.
As always, the CDC is recommending that everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated against influenza as the single most important measure of protection. As it takes about two weeks to develop the necessary antibodies after receiving the vaccine, the CDC also recommends that people get vaccinated by October.
As in most years, the agency expects that three strains of influenza will circulate most commonly, including H1N1, H3N2 and a B strain. The standard vaccine will protect against all three, with some vaccine protecting against a second B strain of the virus.
Since influenza takes such a significant toll on the U.S. economy, many businesses offer the vaccine as a benefit to their employees. If you’d like to know more about Affiliated Physicians On-Site Flu Vaccination program, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You may also schedule a program for your company online.