REMINDER TO OBTAIN INFLUENZA (FLU) VACCINATIONS

The California Department of Social Services sent this important reminder in their recent Adult and Senior Care Update:

Flu Season Is Here Again

How Serious is the Flu? Each year in the United States, on average: 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; About 36,000 people die from flu. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high …

CDC Issues Health Advisory on Influenza Antiviral Use

I recently read an article in the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) online newsletter for members “NCAL Connections” that covered updates important to every facility.

In The News: Flu

Thought you didn’t have to worry about the flu? Think again. The CDC has released information about flu concerns. There are currently TWO strains of the flu that are not covered by the flu vaccine our residents received. Should either of the non-covered strains come through your community, you will have residents experiencing flu symptoms.