National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) January 10-16, 2010.

by Carolina on January 11, 2010

Post image for National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) January 10-16, 2010.

The best means of flu prevention is vaccination. The 2009 H1N1 influenza is the most common flu infecting people so far this season. At this point, the US has seen two waves of this disease—one began in April 2009, and the other started in September 2009.

In order to prevent the possibility that another wave could be developed, more people need to get vaccinated. This week, HHS/CDC will be working with its health partners in promoting the vaccine against 2009 H1N1 flu. In addition, each day of this week it will involve messages and activities directed to a specific population as follow:

Day Focus
Sunday, January 10 Kickoff
Monday, January 11 General audience and health care workers
Tuesday, January 12 People with chronic health conditions that put them at high-risk of serious influenza-related complications
Wednesday, January 13 Children, pregnant women, and caregivers of infants less than 6 months old
Thursday, January 14 Young adults (19 through 24 years old)
Friday, January 15 Seniors
Saturday, January 16 Wrap up

 

To continue to highlight the crucial role of vaccination as a key element of flu prevention, everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes available to them in their communities. Remember, prevention is a key strategy in public health to improve community wellness and HEALTH! So make a New Year’s resolution. Protect yourself and those around you from the 2009 H1N1 flu… get vaccinated!

For more information see http://www.cdc.gov/flu/NIVW/?s_cid=ncbddd_govd_040

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