|The California Immunization Coalition is launching an influenza vaccine awareness campaign in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties during the month of November in collaboration with Anthem Blue Cross Foundation—the Thank you for Vaccines campaign.The campaign will include billboards and transit ads in Los Angeles and San Diego, radio spots in Los Angeles, along with postcards and posters that will be distributed to senior centers.The Thank you Flu Vaccine campaign focuses on adults 65 years and older and reinforces the importance of getting a flu shot and staying flu free. The campaign illustrates how staying healthy and active allows us to spend quality time with the ones we love and encourages a spirit of gratitude for health and advancements (such as vaccines) that make life better.The timing also coincides nicely with Thanksgiving – a time to reflect on family, our health and spending healthy time together. Although the bulk of the campaign is located in Southern California, web banners, posters and flyers will also be available for you to use on your websites and print for use in your clinics. These materials are a good reminder to older adults to make sure they are vaccinated before the holidays!
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2013-2014 Flu Season
Get the seasonal and pandemic flu information you need at Flu.gov
What’s Trending this Fall? – CDC’s Communication Plans for the 2013-14 Influenza Season – listen to the archive of the latest VICNetwork webinar on the key communication considerations and planned strategies for the 2013-14 influenza season; research findings on flu vaccine effectiveness and public perceptions from the 2012-2013 flu season; and campaign plans for the general audience and disparate populations.
Do I have the flu or a cold?
The flu and the common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your health care provider can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether or not you have the flu.
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
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