From December 1st to the 7th, it’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! NIVW highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using the holiday season to educate those on flu, and it’s complications. Particular health complications associated with flu can result in bacterial infections, pneumonia, and even possible hospitalizations. The CDC also lists the following essential flu facts you should know and understand:
- Flu recovery can last from seven days to several weeks.
- Certain groups are at risk for flu when compared to others, including young children, pregnant women, those living with certain chronic health conditions, and people aged 65 and older.
- For those who fall into certain groups who are at risk for flu, look out for any severe flu complications, which could result in hospitalization.
It is vital to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season. Check out the CDC’s video about protecting your family from the potential dangers of the flu here.
For more information regarding NIVW, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
National Influenza Vaccination Week. (2019). Retrieved 6 December 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/about.htm.