Families and Caregivers: Influenza Vaccination Resources, Flu Vaccine Recommendations


It’s important to help protect the kids you care about by making sure they—and you—get vaccinated against influenza (also called “the flu”) every year. Vaccination is the best way to avoid this serious disease, which can lead to hospitalization and even death. Learn more about influenza and the benefits of vaccination by exploring the resources on this Web site.

Some people mistakenly think influenza is not serious and the vaccine is not important. Yet each year approximately 20,000 children younger than five are hospitalized due to influenza. Read More

Our educational materials, including a brochure and frequently asked questions (FAQ), provide important information about why influenza is a serious disease and the best ways to prevent it, as well as common misconceptions about the flu. Read More

Educational documents in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese are available for individuals who prefer to receive and distribute health information in languages other than English. Read More

Experts from the nation’s leading public health, medical, patient and parent groups respond to frequently asked questions about influenza and influenza vaccination. Read More

Watch this 2+ minute video that features experts in public health, medical, patient and parent groups speaking about the seriousness of influenza and importance of annual vaccination. Read More

Get the latest scientific information on the safety and effectiveness of influenza vaccines from the CDC and other leading health authorities. Read More

Families who have lost a child to influenza or had a child suffer complications from the disease share their stories to raise awareness of the importance of getting all children vaccinated against the flu. Read More

Review our radio and print PSAs that have aired on radio stations and appeared in key publications nationwide. Read More

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