Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

This page is a historical archive and is no longer maintained.

For current information, please visit

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2010
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Announces National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 5-11

Prominent Faith and Community Leaders, Congregations Kick Off Vaccination Efforts, Sunday, December 5


On Sunday, December 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching its fifth annual National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). This week is an opportunity to highlight the importance and safety of flu vaccination, and to encourage individuals and families to get their flu vaccine during and after the holiday season.

This is the first year that everyone 6 months and older is recommended to receive an annual flu vaccine; therefore, NIVW efforts aim to reach people of all ages – including people who are at high risk for developing flu-related complications.

NIVW activities will begin at various faith and community-based organizations all over the United States this weekend and continue through next weekend. The Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin will speak at Bishop T.D. Jakes' Dallas mega church, The Potter's House. The historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor will also host activities.


Sunday, December 5, 2010 – NIVW Kickoff


Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season, especially before the traditional winter peak in flu activity. For a complete listing of NIVW activities—and details on the seasonal flu—visit


CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives. Protecting People. Saving Money Through Prevention. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC-INFO The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #