Beat the Flu During National Influenza Vaccination Week

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established NIVW with the goal of highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu through the holiday season. Another goal of NIVW is to "communicate the importance of flu vaccination for people who are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications." This week's news announcement will focus on an age group that is at higher risk this flu season.

Coming down with the flu can result in symptoms ranging from a cough and sore throat, to a fever and body aches. However, as the human body ages, the immune system gets weaker, which is why adults 65 and older have a higher risk of suffering serious complications from the flu, such as pneumonia and hospitalization. CDC estimates "that between about 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths in the United States have occurred among people 65 years and older."

A recent study by CDC showed that vaccinating adults between 65 to 74 years of age reduced the risk of flu-related complications by 61 percent. While it's true that in the past, the 65 year and older age group has had the highest vaccination rates across all age groups, close to 11 million people in this age bracket still go unvaccinated. CDC projects that even a 5 percent increase in vaccination in this age group would prevent 35,000 illnesses and close to 3,200 hospitalizations.

While flu season typically begins in October, there's still time to beat the flu. In addition to our complete portfolio of influenza products, FFF Enterprises is proud to offer complimentary flu posters and reference materials for our customers. Display them to announce an upcoming flu vaccine clinic for employees or customers, or hang them to educate others about the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.

Beat the Flu Poster
Share a Hug Flu Poster

2016-2017 Flu Vaccines Available for Immediate Delivery

FFF's influenza vaccines for the 2016-2017 flu season are available for immediate delivery!

Flu Vaccine

Availability

Fluvirin 5 mL MDV

Immediately

Fluarix Quad 0.5 mL PFS

Immediately

Flucelvax Quad 0.5 mL PFS

Immediately

Fluzone Quad 5 mL MDV

Immediately

Fluzone Pediatric Quad 0.25 mL PFS

Immediately

Flublok 0.5 mL SDV

Immediately

FluMist Quad 0.2 mL Intranasal

Immediately

Fluad 0.5 mL PFS

Immediately

Afluria 0.5 mL PFS

Immediately

Fluzone Quad 0.5 mL PFS

Immediately

Fluzone HD 0.5 mL PFS

Immediately

Fluzone ID Quad 0.1 mL PFS

Immediately

FluLaval Quad 5 mL MDV

Immediately

Be Prepared This Season

With MyFluVaccine, you can select from our comprehensive products portfolio and choose your preferred delivery dates. 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call your FFF representative or Wow! Customer Care at (800) 843-7477.