December 19, 2022
Seasonal flu activity remains higher than usual for Pennsylvania and the nation, but there was some encouraging news in the CDC’s latest FluView report.
The national report indicated that most of America is still reporting “high” or “very high” levels of flu, but hospitalizations due to the virus dropped slightly week over week.
The note of optimism is delivered with caution as millions of Americans prepare to gather for the winter holidays, and public health experts encourage everyone to get vaccinated.
“Vaccination helps prevent infection and can also prevent serious outcomes in people who get vaccinated but still get sick with flu,” the CDC emphasized.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP has published a toolkit that highlights the strain the flu, RSV, and other seasonal illnesses are placing on hospital EDs and the importance of COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. The communications toolkit is available online.
You can make an appointment to receive your flu or COVID-19 vaccine online.
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