National Influenza Vaccination Week

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated the week after Thanksgiving (November 26 - December 2) as National Influenza Vaccination Week.

The goal of this week is to raise awareness of the importance of continuing influenza (flu) vaccination, and to promote greater use of flu vaccine through the months of December, January and beyond.

"People tend to lose interest in getting a flu vaccination after Thanksgiving. However, in North Carolina, flu activity typically does not peak until February or later, so people still have plenty of time to get their vaccine," said Dr. Leah Devlin, NC State Health Director. "National Influenza Vaccination Week is an excellent opportunity for us to remind the public of the importance of influenza vaccination."