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CDC Event: The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Protecting Older Adults Against Influenza
October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) will host a webinar about The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Protecting Older Adults Against Influenza on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m., ET.
Despite concerted efforts to promote annual influenza vaccinations for older adults (age 65 and older), there are persistent knowledge gaps about the risk of flu and related complications for this vulnerable population. According to recent research, the phenomenon known as immunosenescence leaves older adults less responsive to standard influenza vaccines. Healthcare providers play a critical role in recommending and ensuring flu vaccination for older adults. During this webinar, presenters will share easy-to-use education materials available to help healthcare providers discuss the importance of flu prevention among older patients.