Immunizations

December 4 – 8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

 

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a critical opportunity to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu by getting their annual flu vaccine. CDC data shows that flu vaccination coverage was lower last season, especially among certain higher risk groups, such as pregnant people and children. When you get a flu vaccine, you reduce your risk of illness, and flu-related hospitalization if you get sick. This week is meant to remind people that there is still time to benefit from the first and most important action in preventing flu illness and potentially serious flu complications: get a flu vaccine today. Check out CDC’s NIVW toolkit for more shareable resources and content. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/activities.htm#newsletter

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Campaign Toolkit

Find everything you need to guide a seasonal flu campaign (Espanol).

How Do You Help Fight Flu?

Social media and print resources you can use to share information on the importance of an annual flu vaccine.

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National awareness week (December 4-8, 2023) focused on highlighting the importance of flu vaccination.

Resources

The Immunization Schedule

New for 2020! Click here for the current schedule recommended by the CDC, AAP, AAFP, and ACOG.

Immunization Information for Parents

Visit HealthyChildren.org, the AAP parenting website, for information for families about immunizations.

AAP Immunization Initiatives Newsletter

Check out our AAP’s newsletter for the latest on immunizations.

AAP #CallYourPediatrician Campaign

AAP has launched the #CallYourPediatrician campaign, which aims to reach parents with timely reminders that going to the pediatrician, even during COVID-19,is important and safe. The campaign includes images, videos, and traditional Public Service Announcements in English and Spanish.

CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Resources Recommendations and Guidelines

Access additional resources including web-based trainings, videos, checklists, and references related to vaccine storage and handling.

These example vaccine labels can be used to organize vaccines within the storage unit. Referenced in the storage and handling toolkit.