Influenza


Guidance for Health Care Workers

The most up-to-date Oregon Public Health and Flu information is available at www.flu.oregon.gov. The updated website features a vaccine clinic locator tool and general information about influenza, its complications, and methods to prevent transmission. A Health Care Providers page contains many Oregon-specific resources and forms for agencies that plan influenza vaccine clinics. There is also a periodically-updated Clinical FAQ that addresses many of the most common questions from  influenza vaccine providers. The website also allows you to subscribe to e-mail updates about the flu.

Immunization Health Educators are available at (971) 673-0300 for those who still need assistance after visiting the Flu.Oregon Health Care Providers web page. 

Immunization Best Practice Videos

The DHS Immunization Program website offers training videos for vaccinators on the following topics:

  • Vaccine Storage, Handling, and Temperature Tracking
  • Vaccine Shipping and Receiving
  • Flu Shot Administration
  • Flu Nasal Spray Administration
  • Relenza Diskhaler Administration
  • Tamiflu Oral Suspension Administration
  • Immunizing Children and Communicating With Patients
  • Safety
  • Documentation

These videos are available anytime at www.dhs.state.or.us/dhs/ph/imm/training/index.shtml.

Useful Links for Health Care Providers

The CDC website offers public health and health care professionals key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza: www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals

The AMA provides vaccination resources covering the benefits, perceived risks and safety concerns around  vaccination. The web page also includes resources related to influenza vaccination as well as adult and pediatric immunization: www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/vaccination-resources.shtml

Guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services is also available for health care workers in a variety of settings and facilities: www.flu.gov/professional/hospital/index.html

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Oregon Department of Human Services

The most up-to-date Oregon Public Health and Flu information is available at www.flu.oregon.gov. The updated website features a vaccine clinic locator tool and general information about influenza, its complications, and methods to prevent transmission. A Health Care Providers page contains many Oregon-specific resources and forms for agencies that plan influenza vaccine clinics. There is also a periodically-updated Clinical FAQ that addresses many of the most common questions from  influenza vaccine providers.

The Oregon Flu Hotline - (800) 978-3040 - is now active from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. The hotline will direct callers to the nearest flu vaccine clinic and can help search to find a clinic that meets clients' specific needs (cost, insurance, vaccine preference, etc.).

Flu Vaccine Finder

The Oregon Immunization Program has teamed up with Oregon SafeNet to host the Flu Vaccine Finder, powered by the Google search engine. Clinics posted on the Google finder will be listed on the vaccine locator at www.flu.oregon.gov, on the Oregon Flu Hotline and on the Google search engine at www.google.com/flushot. Providers that wish to advertise a vaccine clinic may register with the Google Flu Finder team or may submit clinic listings using the form under 'Clinic Administration' at www.flu.oregon.gov/healthcareproviders

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American Medical Association

The AMA provides vaccination resources covering the benefits, perceived risks and safety concerns around  vaccination. The web page also includes resources related to influenza vaccination as well as adult and pediatric immunization: www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/vaccination-resources.shtml 

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's Seasonal Influenza web page provides basic information on influenza, as well as guidance on prevention and treatment. Special guidance is also available for  health care workers, schools and childcare providers, businesses, pregnant women, and other high risk groups. Vaccine guidance and fact sheets are also available, along with national and international flu activity and surveillance reports: www.cdc.gov/flu

The CDC website offers public health and health care professionals key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza: www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The latest influenza news and information for health care professionals, businesses, individuals and families, as well as a flu vaccine finder, PSAs and printable materials: www.flu.gov

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World Health Organization

WHO offers information about influenza and the global flu situation: www.who.int/topics/influenza/en

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