October 28, 2013

Got flu shot?

"New Influenza Vaccine," Planning for Health newsletter, Winter 1951

Contributed by Lincoln Cushing, Archivist and Historian

Fall has arrived and it's time to prepare for Winter. For over sixty years Kaiser Permanente has offered flu vaccines, yet it appears that we still need as much persuasion as they did in 1951.

Then, as now, the messaging emphasized the public health danger of this class of viruses — "...The virus was strong enough to indispose whole segments of cities...last year in areas up and down the Pacific Coast" — and the ease of the vaccination.

As part of its commitment to preventive care, Kaiser Permanente is providing free flu vaccinations once again for employees and Plan members.

Check here for more information, including vaccination dates and locations.