National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), highlights the importance of getting an influenza vaccination every year. Seasonal influenza, often referred to simply as “the flu,” causes approximately 150,000 hospital admissions and 24,000 deaths annually in the United States. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.

APIC and the American Hospital Association are “united against the flu” and urge everyone to get their flu vaccination this year. Read APIC’s press release.

 

No more excuses, get your flu vaccine!