AAIP Flu Vaccination Information for Native Americans
Join Our Fight Against the Flu.
As flu season approaches, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of flu vaccinations.
AAIP is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to increase influenza vaccination rates among American Indians and Alaskan Natives across the United States.
According to the CDC, flu and pneumonia rank within the top 10 leading causes of death among American Indians — with American Indians and Alaskan Natives at a significantly increased risk of hospitalization and death from related complicated when compared to non-Indigenous people.
Thankfully, these complications can be mitigated or prevented entirely by getting an annual flu shot.
Increasing flu vaccination rates helps to ensure Native American cultures are protected and preserved for future generations.
The seasonal flu vaccine is safe, effective and widely available.
With very limited exceptions, everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine each year.
Contact your local Indian Health Service clinic, pharmacy or doctor to schedule your flu vaccine today.
Will you join our fight against the flu?
AAIP and the CDC are partnering to empower eligible American Indians and Alaskan Natives to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu.