As National Influenza Vaccination Week Kicks Off, Walgreens Highlights Flu’s Impact on Winter Vacations – 11 Million Trips Interrupted in 2012, Survey Suggests
Company collaborating with public health departments and community organizations to drive immunization rates in conjunction with CDC effort
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is driving flu shot awareness during its National Influenza Vaccination Week campaign Dec. 8-14, and with the winter holidays and busy travel period approaching, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is giving people another telling reminder of why protection from the flu is important - more than 11 million Americans had vacation plans disrupted by the flu in 2012, the company’s recent Impact Survey suggests.
The Walgreens Flu Impact Report found that last year’s severe flu season significantly impacted holiday events in general, with 17 million of them cancelled or interrupted, based on survey projections. The 2012-13 flu season was one of the most severe in the U.S. in more than a decade and according to the study, had three times the impact over a more typical flu season on travel and holiday plans.
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