It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established NIVW in 2005. The CDC and its partners choose December for NIVW to remind people that even though the holiday season has begun, it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. The reminder is even more important this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Much like coronavirus, influenza can result in serious health complications. This includes pneumonia. It can also lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. That’s why public health professionals, healthcare professionals, health advocates, communities, and families from across the country work together each year, in early December, to promote flu vaccination before the traditional winter peak in flu activity.
So, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can use National Influenza Vaccination Week to educate yourself and your loved ones about staying healthy.
The campaign information includes:
There are also ready-to-use influenza articles for placement in local newspapers, magazines or other publications.
They also give some related links, useful any time of the year. They include:
Feel free to use the information provided for flu prevention to help keep your family and community healthy and happy year-round.
You can also use our interactive webpage “Flu vs. Coronavirus” to help you stay safe this winter. The page is packed with information about both viruses, including their similarities, differences, and whether you can contract both at the same time.