Stick With Oseltamivir to Treat Hospitalized Flu Patients
You'll hear more about treating influenza in hospitalized patients...due to efficacy concerns with the vaccine.
The H3N2 strain circulating this season is expected to cause more influenza cases than usual. And early predictions suggest the current flu vaccine is only about 10% effective against this H3N2 strain...and only about 33% effective overall.
But continue to vaccinate, even patients admitted with flu. Vaccination can help protect against other circulating strains...and may help reduce severity of influenza if the patient gets it again.