Anticipate More Patients Getting Antivirals to Treat the Flu

You may see more orders for antivirals (oseltamivir, peramivir, etc) to treat influenza.

This flu season is expected to be worse than usual...partly because this year's vaccine is not a good match with the H3N2 strain circulating now.

Early predictions suggest the current flu vaccine is only about 10% effective against this H3N2 strain...and only about 33% effective overall.

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