National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week
Monday Dec 9, 13
December 8-14, 2013

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is December 8-14. During this week, we remind people that it's not too late to get your influenza vaccine.

Resources for clinics and local public health are available on the National Influenza Vaccination Week website.

On Wednesday, December 11, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will be partnering with Mayo Clinic and the Star Tribune to host a flu Twitter chat. The chat will take place from noon-1 p.m. (CST). You can participate in the chat by using the hashtag #fluchat.

During NIVW, MDH will also be encouraging people to thank their friends and family who have already been vaccinated by sending them a "virtual high five" on social media. Watch for the virtual high five image on the MDH Facebook and Twitter accounts next week. You can share the image on your social media sites to help spread the word about the importance of influenza vaccination. For those who have not been vaccinated yet, go to the Vaccine Clinic Look-Up Web page to search for a flu vaccine clinic in your area.