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Influenza prevention

Author(s): Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN, and Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN

Immunization options offer coverage across the population. Last year, the incidence of influenza worldwide was unprecedentedly low. For example, less than 0.4% of respiratory samples tested positive for flu each week during the 2020–2021 flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Experts hypothesize that this was caused by the high…

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