Focus On: Influenza

Page reviewed and updated: November 2023

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and infection can affect people differently. The single best way to prevent against the flu is yearly vaccinations. It is recommended that everyone six months or older gets a flu vaccine every season. Universal vaccination will expand protection to more people, but it is particularly important for those at high risk of serious complications. This includes anyone with a chronic illness, children younger than five years, adults 65 years or older, pregnant women and nursing home residents.

To learn more about influenza, and to keep yourself and those around you healthy this season, please explore the content below.

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Free Recognizing and Managing Adult Viral Infections 
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, November 2023

Free Recognizing and Managing Influenza
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, October 2023


Influenza Articles, CE, and Blog Posts

Another Shot?! Vaccine Recommendations for 2023
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, September 2023

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Influenza Vaccination and Predictors of Influenza Vaccination in Japan: A Cross-sectional Study
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, September/October 2023

Effect of Probiotics on Common Cold, Influenza, and Influenza-Like Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Topics in Clinical Nutrition, July/September 2023

Cutaneous Adverse Reactions Following Influenza Vaccination in Adults
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, June 2023

Pandemic Influenza Interprofessional Education Informs Today's COVID-19 Reality
Nurse Educator, May/June 2022

Leveraging predictive analytics to reduce influenza and COVID-19-related adverse events
Nursing2022, March 2022

NCPD Nurses on the Front Line: The 1918 Influenza and COVID-19 Pandemics
Nursing2021, August 2021

Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates in an Underserved Primary Care Clinic Using a Simple Educational Tool
Quality Management in Health Care, April/June 2022

Measured Performance and Vaccine Administration After Decision Support and Office Workflow Changes for Influenza Vaccination
Journal for Healthcare Quality, November/December 2020

Mandatory Flu Vaccination
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2020