The Flu Ends With U 2010-11Tool Kit

2010-11 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign

A Road Map of Resources

CDC created a sell sheet to show partners what materials are available for this upcoming influenza season.CDC Flu Sell Sheet

Free resources are available for people, partners, and organizations to download in English and other languages.These materials can help audiences understand the facts about seasonal influenza, the importance of vaccination, and how they can learn more. Whether your organization needs print materials, webwidgets, the latest news, or video PSAs—check out these FREE resources available at

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ANA Immunize Influenza Toolkit

2010-2011 Influenza Toolkit

American Nurses Association (ANA) launched the “Bringing Immunity to Every Community” project as part of the two-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. This initiative was designed to provide nursing-specific immunization resources and educational tools to the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses. Among the many educational and advocacy activities conducted under this initiative, ANA has joined the call to action to increase influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers, particularly nurses.

ANA once again urges all registered nurses to get the seasonal influenza vaccine. Nurses have an ethical obligation not only to protect  patients, but also themselves, their families, co-workers and communities from influenza illness. To promote healthy vaccine practices, ANA compiled a 2010 influenza toolkit which includes flies, brochures, 2010-2011 influenza prevention recommendations, best practices and more. For more information on ANA please visit

Download the Influenza Toolkit

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Study on Exposure to Thimerosal: Not Associated With Increased Risk of Autism

CDC is publishing a study that adds to the evidence that prenatal and early-life exposure to ethylmercury from thimerosal in vaccines or immunoglobulin products does not increase a child’s risk of developing autism. This study found that exposure to thimerosal during pregnancy and in young children was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or two subtypes of ASD – autistic disorder and ASD with regression.

The full report can be accessed here: Study on Exposure to Thimerosal.

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I Never Get the Flu Video

If you think 2009 H1N1 flu can’t affect you, your family, or your friends—think again. Take 60 seconds to watch this reminder on why vaccination is so important. All of the excuses any of us make don’t stand a chance against this serious disease.

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Dr. Paul Offit Talks About Combination Vaccines

Click on the link below to view a video courtesy of . The clip features Dr. Paul Offit who briefly speaks about issues and concerns surrounding combination vaccines.

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