The flu season is upon us, and oh what a season it is turning out to be. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data that shows the U.S. is having an early flu season with most of the country experiencing high levels of influenza-like illness. One of the free resources available to clinicians and other health care professionals is the CDC influenza app for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, which provides vaccination recommendations endorsed by CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. According to a limited number of customer ratings for all versions, the app has earned a three-star rating out of five, overall. Not bad, but in my opinion, it needs to be better.
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