Prevention and Treatment - Clinical Advisories and Guidance
- Interim Recommendations: Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines
On April 19, 2013, CDC posted “Interim Recommendations: Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: (ACIP), 2013” which includes information on flu vaccines in the United States for the 2013-2014 season. The document summarizes recommendations for the use of influenza vaccines approved on February 21, 2013 by ACIP. Providers should consult the expanded 2013 ACIP influenza vaccination statement when available for complete and updated information.
- Recommendation for Clinicians Prescribing Oseltamivir and Zanamivir
- Flu Surveillance and Reporting for the 2011-2012 Season
- ILI Triage Algorithm for Children 2009/2010 - CDC (PDF)
- Treating Viral Respiratory Infections
- CDC - What's New?
- ACIP Recommendations for the Control of Influenza with Vaccines
- CDC Infection Control in Health Care Settings
- Control of Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease in Long-Term Care Facilities
- Influenza-like-illness Line List
- Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Facility Employees
On September 28th, 2012 acute care hospitals were informed by circular letter of the change in reporting healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination data. All acute care hospitals will be required to report HCP influenza data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
MA immunization requirements and recommendations for Health Care Providers
- Clinical Description and Laboratory Diagnostics - CDC
- MA Public Health Laboratory Frequently Asked Questions
- Specimen Collection for Respiratory Virus Testing Instructions
- Influenza Surveillance Specimen Submission Form
- Division 6.2 Infectious Substance Shipping Guide: Classification, Packing, Marking and Labeling file size 1MB
For up-to-date information for health care providers, please call the MDPH Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at 617-983-6800 or toll free at 888-658-2850.
This information is provided by within the Department of Public Health.