Mission: To save lives and reduce hospitalizations by protecting children, families, and communities against influenza.

Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine.

Why get a flu vaccine?

  • The flu can be a potentially serious and even deadly disease for anyone, regardless of age or health status, but it is especially dangerous for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease or cancer.
  • Every year, otherwise healthy individuals of all ages suffer complications from flu that result in hospitalization and death.
  • When you get an annual flu vaccine, you're less likely to suffer from flu, and you reduce your risk of hospitalization and death.
  • Getting vaccinated also helps protect others you may come into contact with, such as family members, friends, co-workers, and community members.

Pledge to do your part!

Click on the link below to sign the Families Fighting Flu Vaccination Promise Wall and pledge to get your flu vaccine this year.


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Page last reviewed: September 2022

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