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American Lung Association in Colorado's Faces of Influenza Initiative Rolls Up its Sleeves to Kick Off Flu Season in Denver
Date:10/15/2009

f age; pregnant women; and anyone with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, and diabetes, receive an annual influenza immunization. The CDC also recommends annual immunization for caregivers and household contacts of these high-risk groups; such as relatives and health-care providers.

Vaccination typically begins in October and can continue through March. In most seasons, influenza virus activity peaks in February or March, so vaccination throughout the entire influenza season is beneficial and recommended.

About the Flu Clinic Locator

In addition to this new campaign, the Lung Association continues to offer its Flu Clinic Locator as a public service. Users simply type in their 5-digit ZIP code to receive a list of immunization clinics in their area.

About the American Lung Association in Colorado

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association in Colorado is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association in Colorado is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy.

For More Information

For more information about the Faces of Influenza educational initiative, visit www.facesofinfluenza.org. For information about the American Lung Association in Colorado or to support the work it does, call 303-388-4327 or log onto www.lungcolorado.org.

The American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza educational initiative is made possible through collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur.

    Contact:
    April Obholz
    303-847-0270
    aobholz@lungcolorado
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