Immunize Colorado Education Series: Seasonal Influenza - Vaccination, Prevention, and Control in the COVID-19 Era
Suchitra Rao, MD, MBBS, MSCS | Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine
Seasonal influenza circulates from the beginning of fall through the early spring in the United States. And while most who become infected with the influenza virus recover without serious complications, the COVID-19 pandemic has created serious concerns of a possible double epidemic—a “twindemic”—that could put excess strain on health care systems and increase mortality. Please join Immunize Colorado and Dr. Suchitra Rao for a discussion on the importance of receiving this year’s influenza vaccine to protect our communities. At this virtual education event, Dr. Rao will discuss:
• An update of this season’s influenza vaccine options and recommendations
• The impact of COVID-19 on the influenza season and the importance of receiving this year’s influenza vaccine
• Strategies to optimize high influenza vaccination coverage rates
This education event is being presented for healthcare providers, public health professionals and anyone interested in the latest information on flu vaccination in Colorado.