Screening, prevention and treatment resources for healthcare providers

This page is for healthcare providers and medical professionals. For more general information on influenza, see our Influenza page.

 

What is influenza?

The flu is more than a bad cold. It's a contagious respiratory infection caused by various strains of influenza virus. It can lead to life-threatening complications. Each year, seasonal flu epidemics cause thousands of deaths and hospitalizations. People with long-term health conditions are especially at risk.

Getting vaccinated protects you, your family, and your clients. Annual flu shots are the single most important tool in preventing flu-related deaths. Learn more about flu prevention, testing, and treatment using the resources below.

You can also sign up to receive regular flu updates.  Visit our eNotifications page, and choose Health Advisories and Disease Alerts.

Intervention Resources

Local, State and National Flu Surveillance

Tools for Healthcare Facilities

Vaccine Information and Resources

Resources for Patients