Instructions: With flu season or should we say flu vaccination season in mind, take a look at the CDC’s Predictions and Recommendations for the current flu season. The CDC’s advisory committee has posted their endorsement—”Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices— United States, Influenza Season.” This is usually posted as a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in August for the upcoming flu season.
View the 2018-2019 Season Report as an example with a detailed look at who should be vaccinated, the timetable for vaccinations and what we should expect for the 2018-2019 season. Please make sure that, as data is published, you are viewing the most recent Influenza Season Report as your exemplar.
Considering what you have learned from Chapter 13: Respiratory System Disorders, your experience as a nurse, and from the CDC reading links, how would you recommend that Nurse Practitioners address patient concerns about being vaccinated, the risk of the flu and high-risk populations, and what tips or warnings you would recommend they give their patients for the current flu season? The paper submission should be 500–750 words in length and in APA format.