Holiday and Flu Seasons
The holiday season happens in the heart of flu season. National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 6-12) reminds you to protect yourself and your loved ones by getting the flu shot.
Flu vaccination isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping to protect everyone around you. Others may be vulnerable to becoming very sick from flu, by worsening their chronic conditions or developing pneumonia, for example. The vaccine helps protect you from getting the flu, and can greatly reduce the severity of your illness, if you do get sick.
Flu vaccination has been proven to protect women and their babies during and after pregnancy, save children’s lives, prevent complications related to chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease, and prevent hospitalizations among adults. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xPv2R to learn more about the benefits of flu vaccination.