What's New: 2013-2014 National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 8-14, 2013, is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination January and beyond. It is not too late to vaccinate!
Immunize Against the Flu. EVERY YEAR. EVERY BODY.
The NH Immunization Program has created/initiated a public education campaign for the 2013-2014 Flu Season. Select any of the four leaves on the clover graphic on this page to uncover more details about the Program's central messages:
- Get the facts on flu!
- Prevention is the best protection!
- The flu costs us all!
- Get your flu vaccine every year!
An estimated 25,000 people die of influenza complications and over 200,000 are hospitalized each year in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone who is at least 6 months of age get an annual flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available, especially those at high-risk of flu complications.
A new flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. The flu vaccine is formulated each year to keep up with the flu viruses as they change. Getting vaccinated each year is the best protection against influenza throughout the flu season.
The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue as late as May. It is not possible to predict how mild or severe the flu season will be, so getting vaccinated is your best protection!
Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies and college health centers, as well as by many employers, and even in some schools.
Documents and Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Printable: Get the facts on flu!
- Printable: Prevention is the best protection!
- Printable: The flu costs us all!
- Printable: Get your flu vaccine every year!
NH Health Alert Network
Health Care Providers
- ACIP 2013-2014 Seasonal Influenza Recommendations), 9/20/13
- Algorithm for Children 6 months through 8 years
- Algorithm for Persons With a History of Egg Allergy (Scroll down to Figure 2)
- Vaccine Information Statements