Protecting Older Adults 65+ Against Influenza


Influenza (flu) can be serious for everyone – but for adults age 65 years and older, the risk of flu-related complications and hospitalization is particularly high. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended to help prevent flu and flu-related complications.

NFID has developed the following toolkits with resources designed for healthcare professionals and consumers to help protect older adults 65+ against flu:

 
Toolkit designed to help healthcare professionals with patients 65+

Resources

Adults 65 and Older Need a Flu Shot

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Downloadable and printable factsheet about the importance of annual flu vaccination for adults age 65 years and older

Care For Older Adults? Care About Flu!

Toolkit to help protect older patients (65+) against flu

Flu Alert: For Adults 65+, It's Time to Get Serious About Flu Prevention Fact Sheet

Downloadable factsheet on the impact of flu on adults age 65 years and older developed in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur

Flu Alert: For Adults 65+, It's Time to Get Serious About Flu Prevention Infographic

Downloadable infographic on the impact of flu on adults age 65 years and older developed in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur

Flu Alert: Public Service Announcements

Public Service Announcements (PSA) about the impact of fu on adults 65+ featuring Judith Light

Flu in Adults Age 65 Years and Older: What Are the Risks? Infographic

Preventing Flu in Older Adults

Medscape & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Expert commentary from William Schaffner, MD and Daniel B. Jernigan, MD

Reinvigorating Influenza Prevention in US Adults Age 65 Years and Older (September 2016)

Call to Action focusing on protecting US adults age 65 years and older against influenza

What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)