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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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What is New for 2021 - 2022 Flu Vaccines?

  • The composition of flu vaccines has been updated.
  • All flu vaccines will be quadrivalent (four component), meaning designed to protect against four different flu viruses. For more information: Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine | CDC.
  • Licensure on one flu vaccine has changed. Flucelvax Quadrivalent is now approved for people 2 years and older.
  • Flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.
  • More detailed guidance about the recommended timing of flu vaccination for some groups of people is available.
  • Guidance concerning contraindications and precautions for the use of two flu vaccines – Flucevax Quadrivalent and Flublok Quadrivalent – were updated.​

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 2021-22 influenza vaccine are made to protect against the following four viruses:

  • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Cambodia/e0826360/2020 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Washington/02/2019- like virus (B/Victoria lineage);
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage)

For more information on the 2021-2022 flu vaccine recommendations please go to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2021-2022.htm​

​Helpful Information

CDC Influenza Main Information Page
CDC Influenza Information for Health Professionals
CDC Communications to Health Care Providers
FAQs About the 2021-2022 Influenza Season CDC​
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


KCHD Healthcare Providers Information Home Page

A Strong Defense Against Flu: Get Vaccinated! 
Una fuerte defensa contra la influenza (gripe): ¡Vacúnese! 

What You Should Know About  Influenza (Flu) Antiviral Drugs
Lo que debe saber sobre los medicamentos antivirales contra la influenza (gripe) 

Pregnant? You Need a Flu Shot! 
¿Está embarazada? ¡Usted necesita la vacuna contra la influenza! 

Influenza Is a Serious Disease... Make sure your child is protected! 
La gripe (influenza) es una enfermedad grave… ¡Proteja a su hijo! 

Keep your kids safe — get them vaccinated every fall or winter! 
Mantenga a salvo a sus hijos: ¡Vacúnelos cada otoño o invierno! 

Adults 65 and Older Need a Flu Shot 

Posters:
Fight Flu - English
Fight Flu - Spanish

For Children: 
Ready Wrigley Prepares for Flu Season - Activity Book​