NU606 Advanced Pathophysiology
Week 6 Assignment
Vaccination Reflection Paper
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, XXXX 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.