Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2012

 

12/3/2012

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as a reminder to people that there is still time to get their flu shot after the holiday season into January and beyond. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time or even be hospitalized. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination.

NIVW is December 8-14, 2013.

NIVW 2013 resources will be posted as they become available.