Oct. 25, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends yearly flu shots for all patients 6 months and older without vaccine contraindication. Providers may administer any U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, age-appropriate flu shot. Remember to review the current flu vaccine product table for the most recent updates on available products and their approved age ranges.1
What’s different this flu season?1
Reminders this Flu Season2
*Correct coding requires services to be reported with the most specific code available that appropriately describes the service.
1CDC, Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2019-2020 Season, Sept. 16, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2019-2020.htm#
2CDC, Antiviral Drugs for Seasonal Influenza: Additional Links and Resources, Nov. 29, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/links.htm
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