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Influenza

For years, Direct Relief has worked with vaccine manufacturers and, on occasion, national-chain pharmacies, to distribute the flu vaccine or flu-shot vouchers throughout its network of health centers and clinics.
CVS Flu Clinic @ Healing Hands Ministries in Dallas, TX on Nov. 3, 2011

Quick Facts

  • Seasonal influenza ranks among the most serious recurrent public health threats in the U.S. each year.
  • Direct Relief depends on the Center for Disease Control data about flu trends to understand how best to offer support to the national network of over 1100 safety net health centers and the patients who depend on them for essential healthcare.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone ages six months and older get an annual flu shot.

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