National Influenza Vaccination Week
The National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.
Why is National Influenza Vaccination Week important
Flu vaccination can prevent flu illness, reduce the severity of flu illness and protect people at high risk from flu complications. Flu vaccination is especially important this season, as vaccination may help preserve medical resources and reduce the overall burden of respiratory illnesses on our health care system.
How to observe National Influenza Vaccination Week
Encourage your loved ones and community to get a flu vaccine by sharing your own SleeveUp flu vaccination photo with a message on why you chose to get vaccinated this year. The more people vaccinated; the more people protected. There’s still time to get your flu vaccine.
More ways to participate in National Influenza Vaccination Week:
- Coordinated Social Share: Tweetstorm: on a special day – think social media campaign
- User-Generated Campaign: Show us you got or are getting a flu shot this year and share why as part of our user-generated campaign. We’ll be featuring posts from partners on our channels throughout the week.
There are more doses of flu vaccine available this season than ever before. For the 2020-2021 season, manufacturers have already distributed 197.4 million doses of flu vaccine. Because of the record number of doses produced and distributed, the administration is occurring over a longer period. As the final doses of flu vaccine come into the market, it’s important that those doses are administered so that we are protecting as many people as possible against flu this season.
- Prevent Seasonal Flu
- Resources for Health Care Professionals
- Resources for Businesses/Employers
- Flu Prevention Partners
- Flu Prevention Resource Center
- Non-Profits website for the observance
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center