Facts, Resources & Material, Grants, and Clinic information
What is Influenza?
Influenza, commonly called "the flu", is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). Unlike the common cold, the FLU can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people of all ages. Nationwide each year, between 140k-710k people (20,000 children) are hospitalized from flu related complications and between 12k-56k people die, including more than 2,000 children since 2003.
VACCINE ASSISTANCE GRANTS
Convenient & Affordable access to flu vaccinations
If you are:
- a medical clinic that offers free services OR
- are a college/university enrolled in the Alana Yaksich College/University Flu Vaccination Challenge,
you are eligible to apply for a vaccine assistance grant. Funds must be used to purchase flu vaccine for underserved/underinsured populations.
If you have additional questions, please contact us.