February 4, 2013, 4:15 pm
Although the flu is on everyone’s mind with severe outbreaks reported nationwide, Oregon hasn't been severely affected—OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital would like to keep it that way. You can help control influenza activity in our community by getting vaccinated. It's not too late to protect yourself and your loved ones!
For the past three years, OHSU Doernbecher has given free flu vaccines to its patients' parents and other adult close contacts. This “Free Vaccine for Parents Cocooning Project” is intended to protect OHSU Doernbecher’s youngest and most vulnerable patients by “cocooning” them from infection by ensuring everyone they come into contact with has been immunized.
Have you been vaccinated yet? Read how you can help control the spread of flu in your community on OHSU’s Healthy Families blog.