What is the CDC recommendation for influenza virus for healthcare personnel?
CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine (IIV4, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. More information about the 2021-2022 flu season is also available.
What does the CDC recommend for flu prevention?
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Flu vaccines help to reduce the burden of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths on the health care system each year. (Read more about flu vaccine benefits.)
What two pieces of information must be documented when vaccine information statements VIS’s are given to patients?
Federal requirements mandate that you document five things when you administer a vaccine:
- The name of the vaccine and the manufacturer;
- The lot number and expiration date of the vaccine;
- The date of administration;
- The name, address, title and signature (electronic is acceptable) of the person administering the vaccine;
What is the VIS date for vaccines?
Vaccine Information Statements for Currently Available Vaccines
|VIS||Current Edition Dates||Previous Edition Dates|
|Zoster / Shingles (Recombinant)||2/4/22||2/4/21 10/30/19 2/12/18|
|Multi Vaccine VIS (DTaP, IPV, HepB, PCV, Hib)||10/15/21||4/1/20 11/5/15|
|Multi VIS (DTaP, IPV, HepB, PCV, Hib, Rotavirus)||–||11/16/12 9/18/08 1/30/08|
Is influenza spread by droplet or airborne?
Person to Person. People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Is influenza droplet or airborne?
Droplet or Aerosol? Influenza is thought to be transmitted primarily by droplets (particles ≥ 5 μm, and settling within 3-6 feet); however, the airborne route (particles < 5 μm remaining suspended in air) has been implicated in special situations, such as aerosol-generating procedures.
When should a vis be given?
You must provide a current VIS before a vaccine is administered to the patient. A VIS provides information about the disease and the vaccine and must be given to the patient before a vaccine is administered.
What information is included in a vis?
The date the VIS is provided (i.e., the date of the visit when the vaccine is administered). The office address and name and title of the person who administers the vaccine. The date the vaccine is administered. The vaccine manufacturer and lot number.
What is the VIS date?
The date the VIS is provided (i.e., the date of the visit when the vaccine is administered). The office address and name and title of the person who administers the vaccine. The date the vaccine is administered.