Novartis and PTA partner to support CDC flu vaccine recommendations

November 12, 2008

Novartis Vaccines, along with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), has announced a public health initiative supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s recent flu recommendation to vaccinate all children ages six months to 18 years.

Novartis Vaccines, along with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), has announced a public health initiative supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s recent flu recommendation to vaccinate all children ages six months to 18 years.

The nationwide campaign, called "Let's Fight Flu Together!", will aim to provide convenient access to flu vaccination sites. "Let's Fight Flu Together!" vaccination clinics will be available for students and their families, teachers and community members at participating PTA schools and community sites across the country.

For each influenza vaccination at a "Let's Fight Flu Together!" clinic - provided on-site by a Flu Busters health professional - a donation will be made to the PTA to support local students and schools. The cost of vaccination is $30; Medicare Part B will be accepted from those who are eligible. Visitors to the clinics can also receive tips on staying healthy during the flu season.

A list of participating sites offering flu vaccination clinics can be found on the PTA Web site.