As nurses, we have power - the power to educate, to influence,
to protect. Use that power, and help your patients, your colleagues,
and your community Unite to Fight the Flu
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. Each year, influenza claims thousands of lives and is responsible for over 200,000 hospital admissions from influenza and it’s complications.
Through the Unite the Fight the Flu campaign, ANA urges nurses to:
- Be vaccinated yourself.
- Team up with your colleagues and co-workers to be vaccinated.
- Talk to your patients, family, and community about the importance of vaccination.
- Use or create standing orders to administer vaccinations.
- Always use a safety needle - it's your right under the law.