National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 4-10)
Cold and flu season is upon us, and this week’s spotlight on influenza vaccinations is a perfect reminder to take your child to the pediatrician for a flu vaccine (if you haven’t done so already). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2011-2012 flu vaccine will safeguard against three viruses: influenza A (H1N1), influenza A (H2N2), and influenza B.
Getting the flu vaccine will protect your family and loved ones from worse symptoms. Read more about the importance of getting a flu vaccine below.
- Health 101: The Flu Vaccine
- Vaccine Schedule for Babies and Toddlers
- Five Reasons to Get Family Flu Shots
- 12 Cold & Flu Myths
- Pregnancy and H1N1: Protecting Your Baby
- How to Stay Healthy All Winter
Here are more resources recommended by Shot of Prevention, a community blog that brings you the latest news and guidelines about immunizations, which recently hosted a conference call (sponsored by Every Child by Two and Families Fighting Flu) to raise awareness about flu vaccines.
- CDC: Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
- Every Child by Two: Vaccine Awareness
- Vaccinate Your Baby (launched by Every Child by Two)
- Families Fighting Flu
- Prevent Childhood Influenza
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