Have you gotten your flu vaccine? It's not too late! It's National Influenza Vaccination Week.

National Influenza Vaccination Week

Dec. 7 – 13, 2014, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) and time to encourage all Minnesotans to get their flu vaccine. Flu doesn't usually peak until February, so let's keep vaccinating!

We need you! You can participate in NIVW by:

  • Participate in our flu Twitter chat with Mayo Clinic and the Star Tribune on Thursday, Dec. 11 from noon-1 p.m. CST.
  • Offering influenza clinics in your community. While you're at it, encourage everyone in your own clinic to get vaccinated.
  • Order FREE influenza materials from MDH.
Ban the bug poster Fight the Flu poster (8.5" x 11") and bookmark (8" x 2.25")
Ban the bug fill in your clinic poster. "My influenza vaccine protects my son" - Poster (24" x 12")

Other resources

  • Prevent the Flu: Videos
    Video series featuring the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, interviewing Minnesotans about influenza and flu shots.
  • Influenza PSAs
    Digital audio files and transcripts available for download with flu season messages for the entire season.
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week
    Resources on CDC's National Influenza Vaccination Week and the importance of continuing influenza (flu) vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine through the month of December and beyond. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Faces of Influenza
    The American Lung Association has developed educational materials for healthcare professionals to share with patients and to help educate them about influenza immunization. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Monday, November 24, 2014 at 01:48PM