National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)

Tell Us What You Have Planned for National
Influenza Vaccination Week
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was
established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as
foster greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond. This
year’s NIVW (originally scheduled for December 6-10, 2009) will be held January 10-
16, 2010.

Since the spread of 2009 H1N1 influenza is likely to continue into the new year, NIVW
will be an important opportunity to promote uptake of 2009 H1N1 flu vaccination at a
time when demand for vaccine usually drops significantly. While influenza is
unpredictable, and while we do not know the likelihood of a future wave of H1N1
influenza, we do know that if more people are vaccinated, the disease is less likely to
spread in the coming months.

One of the many goals for NIVW is to engage at-risk audiences who are not yet
vaccinated, hesitant about vaccination, or unsure about where to get vaccinated. Every
year, certain days during NIVW are designated to highlight the importance for certain
groups, like health care workers and children, to get vaccinated. This year’s national
schedule is as follows:

Day Focus
Sunday, January 10 Kickoff
Monday, January 11 General audience and health care
Tuesday, January 12 People with chronic health conditions
that put them at high risk of serious
influenza-related complications
Wednesday, January 13 Children, pregnant women, and
caregivers of infants less than 6 months
Thursday, January 14 Young adults (19 to 24 years old)
Friday, January 15 Seniors
Saturday, January 16 Wrap-up

We hope all of our partners will plan their own NIVW events and we ask that you share
your plans with us at


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