The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC. To ensure that patients are protected throughout the influenza season, the timing of vaccination is critical.
“Because the flu season is very unpredictable in many ways, there’s a balance between the timing of vaccination and worries about how long protection may actually last,” Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD, health officer and chief of the communicable disease epidemiology and immunization section of public health for Seattle and King County, Washington, told Healio Primary Care.
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