​Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers are on the front lines of preventing, containing and treating seasonal flu during this flu season. In addition to regular updates on the flu in Kane County, this page provides the information and tools you need to ensure your patients have the information to make informed decisions about their health and their children’s health during this flu season.

  
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Last Report of 2017-18 Flu Season 5-25-18
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What is New for 2018-19 Flu Vaccines?

  • Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses [the B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A(H3N2) component was updated]
  • For the 2018-2019 season, the nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or “LAIV”) is again a recommended option for influenza vaccination of persons for whom it is otherwise appropriate. The nasal spray is approved for use in non-pregnant individuals, 2 years through 49 years of age. There is a precaution against the use of LAIV for people with certain underlying medical conditions. All LAIV will be quadrivalent (four-component)
  • Most regular-dose egg-based flu shots will be quadrivalent
  • All recombinant vaccine will be quadrivalent. (No trivalent recombinant vaccine will be available this season.)
  • Cell-grown flu vaccine will be quadrivalent. For this vaccine, the influenza A(H3N2) and both influenza B reference viruses will be cell-derived, and the influenza A(H1N1) will be egg-derived. All these reference viruses will be grown in cells to produce the components of Flucelvax
  • No intradermal flu vaccine will be available
  • The age recommendation for “Fluarix Quadrivalent” was changed from 3 years old and older to 6 months and older after the annual recommendations were published last season to be consistent with Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved labeling
  • The age recommendation for Afluria Quadrivalent was changed from 18 years old and older to 5 years old and older after the annual recommendations were published last season to be consistent with Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved labeling

​What You Need to Know About the Flu Vaccine

A seasonal vaccine is distributed routinely every year. While there are many different flu viruses, this year the majority of flu vaccines protects against the four viruses that research suggests will be most common. The majority of the 2018-19 influenza vaccine are made to protect against the following four viruses:

  • A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  • A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 A(H3N2)-like virus (updated)
  • B/Colorado/06/2017-like (Victoria lineage) virus (updated)
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus.

​Helpful Information

2018-19 CDC Influenza Main Information Page
CDC Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2018-19
CDC Influenza Information for Health Professionals
CDC Communications to Healthcare Providers
FAQs About the 2018-19 Influenza Season CDC
Our KCHD Flu Vaccine Page

​IDPH Hotline

English: 866-848-2094 Spanish: 866-241-2138 Hours: 6am - 10pm
7 days a week

IDPH Illinois Dept. of Public Health
IDPH Facts for Providers
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CDC Influenza
CDC Influenza/Gripe Spanish
HHS Health & Human Services

Resources

Hospital Planning
Kane County Health Dept. Flu Posters & Info Sheets
Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium Flu Resources for Public Health Communicators
Healthcare Providers Information Home Page