This national awareness week focuses on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.
The IPRO QIN-QIO raises awareness about flu risks and encourages everyone to protect themselves and their communities by getting vaccinated—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that during last year’s (2018-19) flu season:
- 35.5 million people contracted the flu
- 16.5 million people sought treatment from a health care provider for their illness
- 490,600 people were hospitalized
- 34,200 people died