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National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 8 - December 14, 2008

National Influenza Vaccination WeekThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the week of December 8-14, 2008, 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 vaccine through the months of December, January and beyond.

This year, Tuesday, December 9th, is designated as Children's Vaccination Day. Thursday, December 11th, is designated as Seniors' vaccination Day, and Friday, December 12th, will focus on vaccination of health care workers. Please help emphasize the importance of vaccinating these special populations with awareness activities.

More information coming soon.

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Every Child By Two (ECBT) seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of influenza and the importance for all parents to have their children vaccinated beginning at six months of age. See the ECBT web site for more information about flu vaccinations or vaccination centers.

Families Fighting Flu, Inc. (FFF) is a non-profit, volunteer-based corporation made up of families and healthcare practitioners who have experienced first-hand the death of a child due to the flu, or have had a child experience severe medical complications from the flu. Through education and advocacy, FFF hopes to improve the rates of annual childhood influenza vaccinations and help reduce the number of childhood illnesses and deaths caused by the flu each year.


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