The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced this week as National Influenza Vaccination Week. This event is designed to highlight the importance of continuing influenza (flu) vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vacine through the months of November, December and beyond.
This year, Tuesday, November 27, 2007, is set aside as Children's Flu Vaccination Day, with a focus on vaccinating high-risk children. Even if you're healthy, if you live with or care for people at high risk for severe complications from influenza, you should get vaccinated. Groups at high risk include infants, pregnant women, kids and adults with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, and adults aged 65 and older.
For more information please call 800-CDC-INFO.