The knowledge gap this training addresses includes information every vaccine provider should know about influenza, the various influenza vaccines, ACIP recommendations, storage and handling requirements, and administration considerations. The annual recommendation for influenza vaccination means that healthcare providers should remain up-to-date with their knowledge of influenza vaccination and practices. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Flu can also result in serious outcomes such as hospitalization or death. Older adults, young children and people with certain health conditions are at high risk for serious complications from flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
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