Influenza

Regis­tered nurses are on the front lines of our health care system and play a critical role in preventing and treating the spread of influenza. As the most trusted health profes­sionals in the nation, you can have a positive impact on the health of our commu­ni­ties and keep our state’s influenza levels low. 

A flu vaccine recom­men­da­tion and offer from you makes a huge differ­ence. Yearly flu vacci­na­tion is recom­mended for everyone 6 months and older. It is especially impor­tant for those at high risk for flu-related compli­ca­tions. Consider getting vacci­nated to protect yourself and others from the flu and remind patients to get a flu shot. CDC also recom­mends everyday preven­tive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent hand washing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respi­ra­tory illnesses, like flu.

Resources

For recent updated infor­ma­tion and guidance from the Washington State Depart­ment of Health and CDC:

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