Influenza

Influenza Updates

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For up to date information on influenza nationally or in Maryland, visit the sites below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FluView, Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report

Situation Update

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Flu Surveillance Data

 

Recommendations for Flu Vaccines:

Recommended Influenza Vaccines for the U.S. 2012-2013 Season

CDC Seasonal Influenza Questions and Answers

Fluzone- High Dose Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

Information for Health Care Workers

Influenza Information and Resources for Physicians:

CDC Information for Health Professionals

Vaccination Resources (CDC)

Patient Education (CDC)

Be an Influenza Sentinel Provider-

Influenza sentinel provider gathers information about influenza-like illness to report to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Centers for Disease Control to compile a national picture of influenza activity.

To sign up to become a Sentinel Provider contact the state influenza surveillance coordinator at 410-767-6700 or visit website.

MD Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Resources:

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Seasonal Flu site 

The International Situation:

The World Health Organization

CDC International Influenza

Information for the General Population:

For information on getting the Seasonal Flu vaccination, call 2-1-1- or visit Get Vaccinated. To access the national flu vaccine locator, visit www.flu.gov. Type in your zip code to locate vaccine opportunities in your area.

The Baltimore City Health Department is giving free flu vaccinations to children or adults at the 1800 block of Charles Street on Mon. and Wed. from 10 am to 1pm. Click here for schedule.

Maryland residents can now help DHMH track influenza activity in Maryland. For more information visit Maryland Resident Influenza Tracking Survey (MRITS)

Preventing the Flu: How You Can Stop Germs (Link to the CDC)