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HCA Healthcare experts urge flu vaccine to help avoid ‘twindemic’

The 2020-2021 flu season is here, and HCA Healthcare experts continue to urge the public to take action to protect themselves and others. With the looming threat of flu season colliding with the COVID-19 pandemic, learn why the flu shot is critically important this year and what vaccine options are available… twindemic [ twin-dem-ik ]…
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Infection Prevention Week 2020: a ‘thank you’ to HCA Healthcare’s safety champions

HCA Healthcare’s chief epidemiologist, Dr. Ken Sands, shares a note of gratitude to honor and recognize the hard work of HCA Healthcare’s infection preventionists. This week marks the International Infection Prevention Week observance, which serves to reiterate the importance of seasonal flu vaccinations, raise awareness of infection prevention practices and highlight ways to prevent the…
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HCA Healthcare experts urge: it’s time to give the flu vaccine another shot

It’s a season just like winter, spring, summer and fall. However, unlike the four seasons, this is one we don’t look forward to: flu season. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 42.9 million cases of flu, resulting in up to 647,000 hospitalizations and up to 61,200 flu-related deaths. “Flu…
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