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National Health Education Campaign: "When Will You Pick?"™ Encourages Families to Make Flu Vaccination a Priority This Fall
Date:9/21/2010

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"At MedImmune, we are committed to supporting active, healthy families," said Peter Greenleaf, MedImmune's president. "We're very pleased to again partner with WPS, the AYSO, and of course Brandi Chastain, for the 'When Will You Pick?' campaign to help bring this important preventive health message to families nationwide."

The campaign reminds families of one key soccer term, G.O.A.L., when thinking about seasonal influenza prevention:

  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine every year for eligible family members. And if your child's school has a flu vaccination program, make sure to complete and return the consent form.
  • Options are available. Talk to your healthcare provider about what type of flu vaccine – the shot or the nasal spray – is right for you and your family members.
  • Avoid germs and illness. Wash hands often, cover sneezes and coughs with a tissue or arm sleeve, avoid those who are sick, and keep yourself and family members home when sick.
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle with plenty of sleep, proper nutrition, frequent exercise and plenty of liquids.

FluMist: Important Safety and Eligibility Information

What is FluMist® (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal)?

FluMist is a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose to help protect against influenza. It can be used in children, adolescents, and adults ages 2 through 49. FluMist may not prevent influenza in everyone who gets vaccinated.

Who should not get FluMist?

You should not get FluMist if you: are allergic to eggs, gentamicin, gelatin, or arginine; have ever had a life-threatening reaction to influenza vaccinations; or are 2 through 17 years old and take aspirin or medicines containing aspirin.

Children under 2 years of age should not get FluMist because there is a chance they may wheeze (difficu
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