Dec. 06, 2017: NJHA Promotes Flu Shots During National Influenza Vaccination Week

NJHA is joining with the public health community to promote the observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 3-9.

Writing in the monthly “Nurse Talk” column in the Star-Ledger and, NJHA’s Shannon Davila, RN, says that the flu shot is “the season’s best health tip.”

“That simple shot in the arm can reduce illness, doctor visits, hospitalizations and missed work and school,” says Davila. “It also can protect your family and other people around you. That's especially important if you're around babies and young children, senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions.”

The N.J. Department of Health offers two initiatives to promote flu prevention, including the New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll, which encourages educational institutions, businesses and other partners to participate in flu prevention campaigns and vaccination promotions. DOH also is promoting the New Jersey College and University Flu Challenge to create a friendly competition across campuses to improve flu vaccination rates.

Visit NJHA’s Seasonal Influenza page for additional tools and resources for providers and consumers.