Flu Season Testing and Management Recommendations for Senior Care Residents

Flu season is well underway and gaining traction with a strain that is especially dangerous for older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccination is the most effective way to protect oneself from the flu, and influenza vaccines are updated each season to combat current stains and effectively protect individuals from changing viruses.

The CDC provides testing and management considerations for senior care residents with respiratory illness symptoms, including testing residents for both COVID and the flu, as well as providing information on antiviral treatments.

Download this tip sheet on testing and management for senior care residents with flu and COVID symptoms.