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Influenza Infection Costs Employees Billions Each Year; Working Adults Largest Group Not Immunized Annually
Date:2/24/2009

rom influenza and an average of 36,000 people die - including about 100 children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza typically peaks in February or March, so there is still time to get vaccinated.

Those who have not been vaccinated against influenza yet should speak with their doctor to schedule an appointment. Influenza vaccine is still available in Detroit, and residents can also find a flu clinic nearest to them on the American Lung Association's Flu Clinic Locator: www.flucliniclocator.org.

The Faces of Influenza campaign is a multiyear public awareness initiative designed to help Americans put a "face" on this serious disease and recognize annual influenza immunization as an important preventive measure to protect themselves and their loved ones every year.

Faces of Influenza Awareness Activities

The initiative also includes educational materials for consumers and health-care providers, as well as the national distribution of new television and radio public service announcements featuring Kristi Yamaguchi and the target groups recommended for influenza immunization. The Lung Association has developed a Web site, www.facesofinfluenza.org, where consumers and health-care providers can find more information about influenza and the importance of immunization. Visitors to the site can also view the photographs and stories featured in the Faces of Influenza Portrait Gallery, view the public service campaign and utilize the Lung Association's Flu Clinic Locator, www.flucliniclocator.org, the largest online directory of public influenza clinics.

About Influenza

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