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The Villa at Florham Park Flu Immunization Education Program

Get your flu shot vaccine sign with blue syringe icon.At The Villa at Florham Park, we place great emphasis on the importance of vaccinations to protect our residents and program participants. As we age, our immune systems become weakened, thus making it harder to fight off illness and disease such as pneumonia and the flu. Complications from these illnesses can be deadly especially to those with compromised immune systems such as the elderly, infants and people with ongoing medical conditions.

Now that flu season is upon us, we are boosting efforts to inform the public about influenza, the influenza vaccine, and ways to help keep us all healthy. Representatives from The Villa are making their way to senior centers, civic groups, and other community meetings to share tips and best practices for keeping ourselves, and our vulnerable loved ones, from becoming infected.

Here are some important facts about the flu:

  • CDC is classifying the 2019-2020 Flu Season as ‘Moderate Severity’ following the 201-2019 season, which was the longest flu season in the last decade
  • Influenza is the 8th leading cause of death in the USA, with 70-90% being over the age of 65.
  • There were 647,000 hospitalizations for Influenza in the 2018-2019 season.

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to bring our influenza education program to your meeting or group, call 973-867-1502 or click here to get in touch.