National Influenza Vaccination Week

12-7-10 Feature Story:

In an effort to highlight the importance of vaccinating against influenza after the holiday season and beyond, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have declared December 5 -11 as National Influenza Vaccination Week.

This year, the CDC is recommending that all people 6 months of age and older get vaccinated, and has designated the following dates as a means for promoting the vaccination to special target groups:

  • Monday, December 6: Family Vaccination Day
  • Tuesday, December 7: Chronic Conditions Day
  • Wednesday, December 8: Employee Health Day
  • Thursday, December 9: Older Adults Vaccination Day
  • Friday, December 10: Young Adults Vaccination Day

To learn more about the 2010-2011 flu season and to view updated recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for vaccinating children and high-risk populations, click here.

Massachusetts community health centers provide annual flu vaccinations as a part of patient medical appointments, through organized flu clinics and in partnership with other community-based organizations. Click on the following links to locate a flu clinic near you:


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