This past year, Stanford Flu Crew offered cost-free influenza vaccinations to over 3500 community members in the Bay Area. From on-campus events to local libraries, churches, shelters, and farms, Flu Crew managed to access communities in a 200 mile radius over the course of 3 months and 20 events.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) TexasFlu.orgExternal campaign and recent Twitter Chat informs the public about the flu and reminds every one of the importance of getting a flu shot and taking everyday actions to prevent illness.
Fight the Flu Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the seriousness of flu, especially for families and children, has started its own Flu Awareness Ribbon to support the foundation’s cause.
During National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) 2016, CDC invited partners to write blog post on the importance of flu vaccination as part of a flu blog-a-thon. Over 25 partners participated in the blog-a-thon, generating over 30 blog posts ranging in topics from the importance of flu vaccines for caregivers to tips on protecting your family from flu during the holidays. The collaborative effort of so many partners promoting flu vaccination to a variety of audiences helped increase awareness about flu and remind people that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine this season!
Walgreens Pharmacy collaborated with the Vote and VaxExternal organization in Wildwood New Jersey on Election Day to offer influenza vaccinations to voters in the community of Cape May County. Vote and Vax is committed to protecting Americans from the flu and has helped provide thousands of flu vaccinations to at-risk Americans. This collaboration helped deliver flu vaccines to a large patient base in the community, many of whom previously never received a flu vaccination. The flu shot is the best protection you can get against influenza. That’s why each year the CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months.
Families Fighting Flu (FFF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the seriousness of flu, continued with its ongoing educational campaign called Stay in the Game™ that aims to keep everyone healthy through annual flu vaccinations so that no one misses out on important events like school, work, and fun activities with friends!
New to the Digital Ambassador program this season but a long-time supporter of CDC’s national flu vaccination campaign is Kristina Duda of Verywell.com Cold and FluExternal. Ms. Duda’s Cold and Flu posts on Verywell are part of the About.com family of sites. Verywell.com’s experts help millions of users answer questions, solve problems, learn something new, and find inspiration. Ms. Duda, a registered nurse, is an authority on the topic of influenza.