Keeping our communities healthy from influenza every season requires a commitment to prevention by all. Influenza vaccination is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all individuals age 6 months and older. Annual vaccination is the most effective way to keep people from getting sick from influenza and can help prevent spreading the virus to family, friends, and others throughout the community. Immunize Nevada calls on community members to do their part and make flu prevention a health priority for all. We've compiled these resources to help save you time, and help keep you and your community healthy this flu season.

Key Messages

  • The CDC recommends a flu vaccine as the best way to protect against flu
  • Everyday preventive actions like covering your cough, staying away from people who are sick and washing your hands often can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like the flu.
  • Influenza antiviral medications are an important second line of defense against the flu.

Leading by Example

  • Healthcare Professionals: to demonstrate the importance of influenza vaccination by getting vaccinated themselves and by recommending the vaccine to each and every one of their patients and their staff.
  • Employers: to keep employees productive and healthy by encouraging vaccination by either offering the vaccine on-site in the workplace or displaying information on vaccination locations in the community.
  • School Administrators: to keep children healthy and in school, and help prevent the spread of disease by either supporting school-located vaccine clinics or encouraging parents, students, and staff members to be vaccinated.
  • Insurers: to promote prevention to their members by sharing information about influenza and providing resources on convenient locations to be vaccinated and by encouraging employers to promote vaccination to their employees.
  • Legislators: to advocate for preventive health in their communities by making vaccination clinics a priority and to demonstrate their support by being vaccinated themselves.