Some of the CDC’s updated recommendations for this year’s flu season include:
- Only flu shots are recommended. The nasal spray flu vaccine apparently wasn’t effective enough to recommend this year.
- There’s a greater probability that this year’s flu vaccines will protect against the circulating flu strains more effectively than previous years’.
- New flu vaccines are available this season.
- The flu vaccination recommendations for patients with egg allergies have changed.
Beth Lofgren, PharmD, BCPS
Beth Lofgren, PharmD, BCPS, received her PharmD degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1999, after completing a BS at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She started her pharmacy career in retail and has practiced in home health, long-term care, and hospital pharmacy. She has also been blogging as the Blonde Pharmacist since 2004, focusing on education for peers and provider status for pharmacists.