Spotlight: National Influenza Vaccination Week

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Each December, National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is observed during the first week of the month to remind people that it is not too late to get an influenza vaccination. While it is best to get immunized before influenza arrives in your community, the influenza vaccine can provide protection against the disease any time before exposure. However, it is important to realize that it takes about two weeks to develop immunity after being vaccinated, so if you are exposed during that time, you may still develop the disease.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.