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Flu prevention articles and policies

View research studies and data, journal articles and AOA statements and policy focused on flu prevention and vaccination.

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In order to best serve patients, it is important that osteopathic physicians and their teams keep up to date on influenza data and studies. Below are influenza articles and recent data highlighting the importance of vaccinations for all populations and age groups.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data

The following CDC resources provide informative data regarding flu prevention:

Burden of Disease and Cardiovascular Impact


AOA Resources

AOA Policy

H442-A/16 INFLUENZA VACCINE: The American Osteopathic Association will work with the appropriate federal government agencies to assure that physicians receive timely deliveries of flu vaccine in order to assure that high risk patients are provided their vaccinations and thereby protect the most vulnerable patients as a public safety measure; and will encourage its members to actively promote and provide influenza flu and other appropriate vaccinations to their patients. 2005; reaffirmed 2010; reaffirmed 2011; 2016

H214-A/19 INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAMS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOLS The American Osteopathic Association recommends and supports that all osteopathic medical schools have an ongoing influenza vaccination program for students. 2009; reaffirmed 2014; 2019

H306-A/19 INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND EDUCATORS The American Osteopathic Association strongly supports and recommends influenza vaccinations for all health care workers and educators according to current guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2009; reaffirmed as amended 2014; reaffirmed 2019

H429-A/16 MANDATORY INFLUENZA VACCINE OF HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL The American Osteopathic Association recommends mandatory seasonal Influenza vaccination of all healthcare personnel and that medical exemptions to required influenza immunization (e.g., life threatening allergic reaction after receiving an influenza vaccine or severe allergy to a vaccine component) should be kept at a minimum to ensure high coverage rates and granted only on an individual basis. 2016

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