December 09, 2010

Flu Season is Here


Flu Season is Here

Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu. For children younger than 5 years of age and those with chronic health conditions, like asthma and neuro-developmental disorders, getting the flu vaccine is especially important to avoid serious flu complications like pneumonia, which can lead to hospitalization and even death. Please join us in encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Remember the flu ends with you! 

 December 5-11, 2010 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

 

Resources:

THE FLU: A Guide For Parents (Eng) (Esp)

Flu: A Guide for Parents of Children or Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions (Eng) (Esp)

Flu.gov: A comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird) and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.

CDC's Flu site: information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including tips and resources for specific populations, a flu surveillance map, and vaccine descriptions and availability.