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Wrapping Up Vaccinate Chicago Week

December 6, 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has been working with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to help promote Vaccinate Chicago Week, Dec. 2 through 8, 2012. But it’s important to continue promoting influenza vaccines even after Vaccinate Chicago Week ends. 

Many of your patients may not be aware that flu season in the U.S. can last into May. Please join us in the ongoing effort to help increase public awareness by reminding your patients that, even though flu season has already begun, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. 

A listing of flu vaccine clinics that are free and open to the public during Vaccinate Chicago Week is available on the CDPH website. To give feedback or gain incentive to participate, your patients can go to Facebook.com/VaccinateChicago  or join the discussion on Twitter with #VaccinateChicago. 

Dec. 2 through 8, 2012, is also National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). Additional information on NIVW, along with related links and helpful influenza resources for health care professionals, is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.