National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week (NIVW)
The National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is observed from December 6th to 12th to remind us of the importance of influenza vaccination. Those who suffer from asthma, diabetes and heart disease are most vulnerable to developing serious flu complications.
The global COVID-19 pandemic makes NIVW more vital than ever as it can place a huge strain on the health system and lead to a much higher number of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths than during a normal flu season.
Updated: December 7, 2020