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Fighting Flu Now and Preparing for the Future

March 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fighting Flu Now and Preparing for the Future

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM CST – 1:00:00 PM CST

“There’s no typical flu season,” said Lynnette Brammer to the Washington Post in 2013. Years later, this is certainly still the case. Join this webinar to learn updates about the current influenza epidemic and preparations for the season to come. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides influenza data and guidance to state public health officials, epidemiologists, clinicians and the public. Lynnette Brammer and Kristen Nordlund will share surveillance findings, risk communication messages, and ways public health professionals can prepare for the future. LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to: – Describe an overview of the surveillance findings and projections for the current influenza season – Discuss vaccine effectiveness estimates, vaccine strain selection, and preparation for next year’s vaccine administration – Apply risk communications principles to educate local communities to minimize risk of transmission – Select priority messages and strategies at the population level for current implementation and for future planning Below is a link to the accessibility statement for Adobe Connect: