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Why get a flu vaccine?
What every patient should know.

Now Available On Demand

Free online program for patients and caregivers


While most people who get influenza (flu) have mild symptoms, some people – like older adults, young children, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions – are more likely to develop serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. Tens of thousands of people died from flu-related problems during the last flu season alone, but there is a vaccine that can help.

In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are pleased to share new video education about influenza (flu) and flu vaccine.

  • Understand who is most at-risk of serious complications
  • Learn what chronic conditions can be exacerbated by flu
  • Get an update about this year’s flu season right from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

Register to attend the on-demand.



Mark Tenforde, MD, PhD, MPH, DTM&H

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Influenza Division;
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mark Tenforde is an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the CDC, where he is currently an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the Influenza Division of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease. He received an MD from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, completed internal medicine residency training at Johns Hopkins University, and infectious disease fellowship training and a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Washington. Prior to joining the CDC, he spent several years working in Botswana on improving care for people living with advanced HIV.