• Flu Vaccination

  • Influenza (Flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. About 5%-20% of people in the U.S. contract the flu each year. The flu usually has an abrupt beginning with fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle aches. Young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death.

    San Antonio Regional Hospital and its clinics offer the flu vaccine to patients and community residents over six month of age during the flu season (Oct-Mar) every year.

    HOW ARE WE DOING AND HOW DO WE COMPARE WITH THE U.S. BENCHMARK?

    Patients at San Antonio Regional Hospital received the vaccine 98% of the time compared with 94% for the State of California and 93% for the U.S.

  • WHAT YOU CAN DO:

    The Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommends three actions you can take to help prevent the flu:

    1. Take time to get a flu vaccine
    2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs
    3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them

    Additional resources: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm
  • Resources from the US Department Center of Disease Control (CDC)

  • How Do We Measure Up to the Rest of the Nation and California?

  • From the CDC Website

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/reportshtml/trends/index.html

    Influenza vaccination coverage estimates for persons 6 months and older by state, Health and Human Services (HHS) region, and the United States, National Immunization Survey-Flu (NIS-Flu) and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2010-11 through 2017-18 influenza seasons