Influenza Update 2020 - 2021:
Avoiding the Twindemic

Free, live webinar on September 23, 2020
to be repeated live on September 24, 2020
Both webinars will be 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
Please register for one date that fits your schedule.

Speaker:
Litjen (LJ) Tan, MS, PhD

Co-Chair, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, and
Chief Strategy Officer, Immunization Action Coalition
St. Paul, MN

The COVID-19 epidemic continues to impact New Yorkers in every facet of their lives. Heading into the Fall, public health and health care experts have been sounding the alarms about the upcoming influenza season. With overlapping vulnerable populations, how can health care providers and public health experts prevent this “twindemic” of COVID-19 and influenza? Join nationally renowned immunization expert LJ Tan to hear the most up-to-date information about the upcoming flu season and flu vaccination, and strategies for helping people address both COVID-19 and influenza in their communities.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will expand their knowledge and competence regarding the burden of influenza illness, influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2020-2021 season, and special considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Review and discuss the epidemiology and burden of disease of influenza of the previous influenza season;
  • Discuss any updates to influenza vaccination recommendations;
  • Discuss the impact of co-circulating influenza and COVID-19 disease during the upcoming influenza vaccination season; and
  • Summarize innovative approaches to improving influenza immunization access during COVID-19.

Target Audience
Healthcare providers in New York State, including infectious disease and family practice providers.


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