March 24, 2008 WASHINGTON Millions of Americans took the advice to get a flu shot this season, but many are still becoming infected with the flu. This flu season is lasting longer than initially expected and has introduced unforeseen new strains of the virus, making other flu prevention steps even more important. Today, the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and The Clorox Company launched the inFLUenza Resource Center, an online resource with tips and tools needed to help protect families and help prevent the spread of the flu virus.
While it is important to get vaccinated to protect yourself from contracting influenza, there are many common sense actions you can take to help protect your family and help prevent the spread of the flu virus, stated Shelley Ludwick, Clinical Director of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America. Our new inFLUenza Resource Center includes easy tips to help you protect your family.
The inFLUenza Resource Center on VNAAs Web site, www.vnaa.org, offers consumers an interactive resource with an easy-to-follow flu prevention plan. The resource also provides helpful tools and links to downloadable resources to make flu fighting fun.
inFLUenza Facts: Not sure the difference between a cold and the flu? Want to know how serious the flu is in your hometown? Check out the facts:
Fighting the Flu at Home and On the Go: The site includes educational information for parents and downloadable resources for kids, including:
Flu Prevention Plan: Once your family is vaccinated, follow these simple steps to help prevent the spread of the flu virus all season:
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