It is that time of year again! Flu season is right around the corner. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the influenza virus can be active year round, but it is most active in the late fall and winter months. Every flu season is different, but in the United States it can begin as early as October and last as late as May. It is recommended that individuals receive their flu vaccination before the end of September. Reminder: Staff members, as well as patients, should be vaccinated against the flu.
There are many myths that surround the flu vaccine. Please review the CDC links below for resources regarding the influenza.
- Influenza (Flu): https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
- Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
- Guidelines for Vaccinating Kidney Dialysis Patients and Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: https://www.cdc.gov/dialysis/PDFs/Vaccinating_Dialysis_Patients_and_Patients_dec2012.pdf
- Surveillance for Dialysis Patient Influenza Vaccination: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/patient-vaccination/index.html
- Surveillance for Dialysis Healthcare Personnel Vaccination: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/hcp-vaccination/index.html