February 4, 2013, 8:04 am
It’s not too late to get a flu shot!
The flu epidemic is hitting harder and faster this year than in the last decade. So far, Oregon has been spared a severe outbreak, but we’d sure like to keep it that way. OHSU’s Doernbecher Children's Hospital is doing its part to limit the spread of the flu by offering free vaccinations to anyone who is in close contact with a Doernbecher patient.
It’s called “cocooning,” or insulating a child from infection by protecting the most vulnerable patients from infection by immunizing adult caregivers.
This year, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has provided more than 1000 immunizations through the Free Vaccine for Parents Cocooning Project.
You can help control influenza activity in your community by getting vaccinated. To find out more, visit OHSU’s Healthy Families Blog.