NLM Resources in Multiple Languages for National Influenza Vaccination Week
Posted by Alan Carr on December 6th, 2017
Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Events, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health
December 3-9 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the National Library of Medicine offers resources to learn about the flu vaccine on MedlinePlus and through resources available in multiple languages on HealthReach. Materials about flu vaccines on HealthReach include illustrated handouts to educate people about the seasonal flu, a poster in multiple languages on how to fight the flu, and vaccine information statements about the flu vaccine:
- Influenza (10 languages) – This six-page illustrated handout educates people about influenza, also called the flu or seasonal flu, which is an infection that starts in the nose, throat, and lungs, and is caused by a number of viruses. It explains how the flu virus is spread, and describes its signs and symptoms.
- Fight the Flu Poster (19 languages) – This poster uses illustrations to educate people about four steps they can take to stop the spread of flu. It shows covering a cough, hand washing, staying at home when sick, and getting vaccinated.
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) — Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant): What You Need to Know (38 languages) – This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the inactivated or recombinant influenza (flu) vaccine, which is injected.
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) — Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Live, Intranasal): What You Need to Know (23 languages) – This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the live attenuated influenza (flu) vaccine (LAIV), which is sprayed into the nose and may be given to healthy, non-pregnant people ages 2 through 49.
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