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Are Seniors Prepared for Co-circulating Respiratory Viruses

September 19, 2023 • 5:31 am CDT
U.S. CDC September 2023
(Precision Vaccinations News)

For the first time, seniors can prepare to defend themselves against co-circulating influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and the betacoronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Vaccines can provide life-saving protection against all three viral respiratory diseases, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

With the fall season's increasing number of cases, now is an excellent time to take action, says the CDC's new Director, Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH.

As of September 19, 2023, the CDC recommends these approved vaccines for older adults, who are at a higher risk of severe illness from these diseases.

Furthermore, clinicians play a vital role in ensuring that older adults know they can now protect themselves by encouraging them to stay current on respiratory vaccinations.

During today's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinar, CDC presenters will offer updates about the latest recommendations and clinical considerations for administering influenza, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines to adults 60 years and older and discuss resources and communication strategies that may help facilitate older adult vaccination.

At 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET., this COCA Webinar Link (ID: 160 602 0154,  Passcode: 493303) will become active, as will today's related presentation - Preparing for the Upcoming Respiratory Virus Season: Recommendations for Influenza, COVID-19, and RSV Vaccines for Older Adults.


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