Seasonal Flu Vaccine

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The healthcare supply chain plays a critical role each flu season in delivering products to prevent the spread of the flu virus and protect the health of millions of Americans. Distributors provide flu vaccines, rapid diagnostics tests, hypodermic supplies and other critical medical products to healthcare settings across the U.S. HIDA works with Congress, industry partners, federal and state agencies to continually improve the flu vaccine supply chain.

What Members Need to Know

HIDA leads the HIDA Flu Initiative that partners with national organizations such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, in order to educate stakeholders on the role of distribution during the flu season.

Questions?  Contact HIDA Government Affairs:

Mary Beth Spencer»
Manager, Government Affairs

HIDA joins CDC in promoting National Influenza Vaccination Week, in December. Find flu updates at


HIDA members as well as stakeholders in the influenza vaccine supply chain and government agencies responsible for the public health and oversight of the production and distribution of influenza vaccines can rely on HIDA for key information on flu vaccine production and utilization. HIDA tracks flu vaccine supply and allocation; patient and physician vaccination trends; manufacturing and distribution processes; 2016 Medicare reimbursements; quality reporting measures related to influenza vaccination; and vaccination effectiveness trends.

HIDA joins CDC in promoting National Influenza Vaccination Week, in December. Find flu updates at

Annual Flu Brief

HIDA’s 2017 Influenza Vaccine Production & Distribution Brief provides new insights into the flu products supply chain and key information from the sixth annual HIDA Flu Products Survey of distributors conducted in May 2017.

Purchase an unlimited PDF license for your entire team allowing full distribution within your company, or a single-use PDF for your own use only. Publish date: October 2017.

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HIDA Resources

Additional Resources

Study on Protecting Healthcare Personnel in Outpatient Settings (PDF)
Flu Activity Updates From CDC: | Weekly FluView Report | Vaccination Trends+MMWR

Flu Supply News

07.15.18: Repertoire: Flu Fighters: The 2018-2019 flu season is coming. Already
05.14.18: Beckers: CDC Reports 2017-18 Flu Season Had 'Record-Breaking' Hospitalization Rates
05.09.18: Flu Vaccine Grown Without Eggs Provided Better Protection This Season
05.08.18: NSC: Pandemic Flu Is Top Health Security Concern
03.09.18: CDC: Nasty Flu Season Appears To Be Easing Up
02.28.18: NIH Agency To Prioritize Development Of Universal Flu Vaccine
02.26.18: Virtual Care Visits Up 7.3% This Flu Season
02.09.18: Historic Flu Season Drives Sales Across The Healthcare Industry
02.05.18: CDC: Rapid Flu Tests Only 50-70% Accurate
02.02.18: CDC: Flu-Related Hospitalizations Highest In Nearly A Decade
02.01.18: Flu Vaccine Provided Dismal Protection This Year, Early Data Suggests
01.30.18: Congress Looks To Reauthorize Pandemic Program As Flu Cases Swell
01.30.18: Moody's: Severe Flu Season Will Pressure Nonprofit Hospital Margins
01.26.18: US Sees Most Active Flu Season Since 2009
01.16.18: CDC: Flu Season Shaping Up To Be Worst In Years
01.08.18: This Winter's Virus 'The Problem Child' Of Seasonal Flu
01.02.18: CDC: Flu Activity Sharply Increased During Mid-December
12.18.17: Influenza Diagnostics Market To Register A Stout Growth By 2024-End
12.15.17: CDC: Global Annual Flu Deaths Greater Than Previously Thought
11.14.17: CDC Updates Guidelines For Seasonal Influenza Vaccines
11.06.17: H3N2 Mutation Responsible For Low Efficacy In Last Year's Flu Vaccine
10.17.17: Experts Outline Pathway To A Universal Vaccine
04.04.17: CDC Study: Finds Vaccinations Significantly Reduce Risk of Death from the Flu
02.23.17: Nasal Flu Vaccine May Not Be Recommended for Use for Years
10.12.16: Unvaccinated Adults Cost the U.S. More Than $7 Billion a Year