December 05, 2022
Hospitals across the nation reported increases in admissions due to COVID-19 and the flu during the Thanksgiving holiday, with both viruses continuing to trend up late last month.
The news comes as infectious disease experts are urging everyone to take action to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses this winter.
“The early brisk flu season in the United States intensified last week, with hospitalizations almost doubling and most states in the red and purple high or very high zones,” the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy noted.
Here’s what you need to know:
During National Influenza Vaccination Week, HAP joins organizations around the country urging everyone who is eligible to get COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. Learn more about the options available in your community. In addition, you can limit the spread of respiratory illnesses by:
HAP has published a toolkit that highlights the strain the flu, RSV, and other seasonal illnesses are placing on hospital emergency departments and the importance of COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. The communications toolkit includes key messages, social media assets, and other resources and is available online.
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