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Date Updated:
Thu May 23 2019

792, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services , https://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare

Getting a flu shot during the flu season

Each year, thousands of people are hospitalized for flu-related complications. Viral influenza can potentially lead to secondary infections, pneumonia, multi-organ failure, and even death. Getting an annual flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the flu. Learn more about the flu shot here.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of eligible patients who received the annual flu vaccine. Patients with certain allergies are excluded from the measure population.