It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! #NIVW2014

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As a mom, one of my top priorities is making sure that my daughter is healthy.  From the foods we eat, to making sure she gets to the doctor when she is supposed to, and getting the vaccinations she needs, I do everything in my power to keep her happy and healthy.  When it is time, I always get her flu shot.  There was one year that I didn’t get the flu vaccination when I was in high school and, of course, I got the flu.  It was absolutely terrible.  I never want Riley to feel that way, so I make sure she gets her va influenza vaccination.  Did you know that this week is National Influenza Vaccination Week?

Have you gotten your flu vaccine? It's not too late! It's National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The Centers for Disease Control created National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) back in 2005 to highlight the importance of getting your flu vaccination throughout the holiday season and beyond. This year’s NIVW is December 7-13, 2014.  The CDC recommends an influenza vaccination for anyone age 6 months and older.  Young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions (asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease), and people 65+ years old are at high risk of serious flu complications.  You can read a full list of People at High Risk of Developing Flu Related Complications on the CDC website.

Although the nature of the flu is unpredictable, you should get the 2014-2015 flu vaccine for optimal protection against the flu. The reason a yearly vaccination is needed is because the flu viruses are always changing so a new vaccine is made each year to protect us against the currently circulating viruses.

Remember to Take 3 actions to fight flu this season. 1. Get a Vaccine in shot or mist form. 2. Wash your hands. 3. Take antivirals if prescribed by your doctor if you get the flu.
There are three ways to fight the flu this season:

  1. Get your flu vaccine.
  2. Take every day healthy habits.
  3. Take antivirals.

Riley At Doctor's Getting Her Influenza Shot #NIVW2014Last week Riley got her influenza shot at her doctor’s office.  Can you believe that this picture is actually after she got the shot?  She was such a strong, brave girl and didn’t shed one tear!

Make sure that you protect you and your family and get your influenza shot this week!  It is never too late – as long as the flu viruses are circulating, it is always a good time to get the flu vaccine.

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Does your family get their influenza vaccination each year?

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