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Webinar: 2018-2019 Recommendations for Flu Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers

September 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Influenza remains a serious threat to children due to its potential to cause serious morbidity and mortality. More than 175 flu-associated deaths in children were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the 2017–2018 influenza season. Clinicians play a critical role in taking action to immunize children, the children’s family members and caregivers, and themselves. The early use of antiviral drugs in children can reduce the duration of symptoms and prevent serious complications of influenza. However, immunization remains the most effective way to prevent influenza illness and its complications, including death.

During this COCA call, subject matter experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CDC will discuss strategies primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to improve flu prevention and control in children for the 2018-2019 season. The presenters will share AAP and CDC recommendations about influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment, including updated recommendations for the use of intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) in children.

Registration is not required. At the time of this webinar, join at https://zoom.us/j/512836971 or by telephone at +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923. The Webinar ID is 512 836 971. The recordings (audio, slides, and transcript) for this call will be posted on the webpage a week after the COCA Call. Free Continuing Education (CE) is available for most COCA Calls. See below for instructions on how to receive CE:


September 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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