Influenza season is underway and proper protection against the disease is imperative to stave off its harmful effects.
After a well-publicized down year in terms of the efficacy of the influenza vaccine last year, many patients may be wary of getting vaccinated; however, US officials emphasize the need for everyone aged 6 months or older to receive the vaccination, since during the 2017-2018 influenza season an estimated 900,000 people were hospitalized and 80,000 died.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.
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