Flu Vaccination Campaign

Through the Move with the Mayor™ Flu Vaccination Campaign, mayors are playing an easy yet important role in protecting their communities from the dual threat of COVID-19 and flu by urging people to get vaccinated for flu.

As we enter flu season this fall, many people may not realize that the flu can be especially dangerous in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With two potentially deadly respiratory viruses circulating this fall and winter, the simple act of getting a flu shot has never been more important.

If you have heart disease, your risk of having a heart attack is six times higher if you get the flu. People who have diabetes are three times more likely to die and six times more likely to be hospitalized due to flu-related complications. Children also are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill from the flu virus. This is just one reason the CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu shot every year.

Flu vaccination is even more critical this year for another important reason. Last year, the precautions we took to protect ourselves from COVID-19 – such as working or attending school from home, wearing masks and practicing social distancing – also helped prevent the flu. Because of that, we all have less natural immunity this year to protect us this flu season.

 

2021 Flu Campaign Videos

Mayor Hillary Schieve Flu Vaccination PSA
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome Flu Vaccination PSA
Mayor Eileen Weir Flu Vaccination PSA

PARTICIPATING MAYORS

  • Image of John Giles
    John Giles
    Mesa, AZ
  • Image of Shari Cantor
    Shari Cantor
    West Hartford, CT
  • Image of Quentin Hart
    Quentin Hart
    Waterloo, IA
  • Image of Kevin Wallace
    Kevin Wallace
    Bartlett, IL
  • Image of Rodney Craig
    Rodney Craig
    Hanover Park, IL
  • Image of Kevin Richardson
    Kevin Richardson
    Lake Barrington, IL
  • Image of Sharon Weston Broome
    Sharon Weston Broome
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Image of Jud Ashman
    Jud Ashman
    Gaithersburg, MD
  • Image of Kim Norton
    Kim Norton
    Rochester, MN
  • Image of Eileen Weir
    Eileen Weir
    Independence, MO
  • Image of Hillary Schieve
    Hillary Schieve
    Reno, NV
  • Image of Don Walters
    Don Walters
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Image of Breea Clark
    Breea Clark
    Norman, OK
  • Image of Victoria Woodards
    Victoria Woodards
    Tacoma, WA
  • Image of Eric Genrich
    Eric Genrich
    Green Bay, WI

Join Your Fellow Mayor and Get Your Flu Shot Today.


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