Archive for November, 2015

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

December 6 – 12, 2015

Get flu factsInfluenza (“the flu”) is a contagious illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for older adults.

One reason flu can be severe for older adults is that the immune system weakens with age, which makes it harder to fight disease. The flu can also make existing health problems worse and is especially dangerous for people with chronic health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, which commonly affect older adults.