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Are there recommendations for the prevention of institutional outbreaks of influenza?

The most important factor in preventing outbreaks is annual vaccination of all residents and staff who work at facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other group living situations. Groups that should be targeted include physicians, nurses, and other personnel working or volunteering in hospitals and outpatient settings who have contact with high-risk patients in all age groups, and providers of home care to high-risk people (for example, visiting nurses, therapists, and volunteers).

Last reviewed: September 10, 2023

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