National Influenza Vaccination Week

Each month, the APIC Communications Committee updates the “Monthly alerts for consumers” page of APIC.org with consumer-focused infection prevention information. This page provides consumers with useful tips and information on their role in stopping the transmission of infection.

In honor of the National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 2-8, the December edition provides information on the importance of continuing influenza vaccination and serves as a reminder that there is still time to get vaccinated.

Flu activity usually peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time or even be hospitalized.

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