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National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 4-10)

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

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.

Parents.com Resources

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.

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