Influenza Information for Healthcare Professionals and Facilities

Information on this page pertains to healthcare settings including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities (such as nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities), physicians’ offices, urgent care centers, and outpatient clinics. The recommendations and guidance may also be applicable to other settings where healthcare is delivered, such as school/work health clinics and home healthcare.

Although assisted living facilities may not traditionally be thought of as healthcare facilities, the medical needs of the individuals who reside there sometimes necessitate special infection prevention precautions, so resources for this setting are included in the long-term care section of this page.

Guidance and recommendations for other settings such as child care centers, businesses, and schools can be found on the VDH Flu Information for Community Settings webpage.


Page late updated April 15, 2024