Flu Season In Full Swing

Posted on the BHIC Blog.

We are in the middle of flu season and it important to be aware that several groups are at at higher risk for influenza complications.  People at elevated risk are:

  • American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Children <2 years; adults aged ≥ 65 years
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities
  • Persons with certain chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, hematological, metabolic or neurologic and neurodevelopment conditions
  • Persons with immunosuppression
  • Women who are pregnant or postpartum (within 2 weeks after delivery)
  • Persons aged < 19 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy
  • Persons who are morbidly obese (BMI ≥ 40)

If you have not already been vaccinated, it is not too late.  Please contact your medical provider for more information.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information for health professionals as a tool to help public health and healthcare professionals with key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza.  For more information, visit their web site: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/index.htm                                                                                  [Urban Indian Health Institute]


This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s