Faces of Influenza


We all are "faces" of influenza and are at risk of contracting the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the support of leading health experts, now recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older be immunized. Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can lead to severe complications, even death, for you or someone with whom you come in contact. Each year in the US, on average, influenza and its related complications result in approximately 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths

Vaccination is safe and effective, and the best way to help protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza and its complications.

Ask your health-care provider about vaccination. Get immunized!

Visit Faces of Influenza: www.facesofinfluenza.org

Monday, December 20, 2010