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Event: National Influenza Vaccination Week

<iframe src=”” mce_src=”” name=”flugovframe” frameborder=0 id=”flugovframe” scrolling=”no” height=”173″ width=”145″ marginheight=”0″ title=” widget” marginwidth=”0″ ></iframe> You have your flu shot already. Right? What about your family, friends, neighbors, and vendors?

This week, January 10-16, 2010 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. According to the CDC “Each year during National Influenza Vaccination Week, the importance of influenza vaccination and the need for persons to receive vaccination throughout the entire October–May influenza season are highlighted. Influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent influenza and its severe complications.”

While a lot of attention has been given to H1N1; influenza, the seasonal flu, impacts and kills many more people. Vaccination with basic prevention steps like:

  • Handwashing
  • Catching your cough/sneeze in your elbow
  • Cleaning reusable equipment
  • Wearing appropriate PPE

Are essential in minimizing the spread and impact of influenza.

Learn more about National Influenza Vaccination Week and visit the resources available at


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.