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"I Am An Outbreak"
On October 3, 2014, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched its yearly awareness campaign to remind residents to get their flu shot. The campaign features outdoor transit, rail and billboard ads, as well as digital and broadcast ads in English and Spanish that direct Chicagoans to various City resources to help protect themselves and others during flu season. CDPH first launched its ‘I AM AN OUTBREAK’ campaign in August to remind parents to get all recommended vaccines for their children before the start of the school year. The same message has been adopted for this year’s flu campaign to help remind residents of the dangerous nature of the influenza infections.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. (Centers for Disease Control)
If you have symptoms of flu and are worried about your illness contact your health care provider. Certain people are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications (including young children, elderly persons, pregnant women and people with certain long-term medical conditions). (A full list of people at higher risk of flu related complications is available at People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications.)
Flu signs and symptoms usually include fever and respiratory symptoms, such as cough and runny nose, and possibly other symptoms, such as body aches, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. For more helpful advice and a national perspective on preparations for the 2013-2014 flu season, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as www.flu.gov.
|Oct 3, 2014||Mayor Emanuel and CDPH Encourage Chicagoans to Get Their Yearly Flu Shot|
|Jan 9, 2014||Flu Activity on the Rise in Chicago – City Urges Vaccination|
|Dec 9, 2013||CDPH Hosts End-of-Year Flu Vaccine Clinics for Vaccinate Illinois Week|
|Oct 25, 2013||2013 Family Flu Days Include Free Flu Shots, Fun for the Family and Enroll Chicago!|
|Oct 7, 2013||CDPH Teams Up with Mike Ditka, the Chicago Sky and the Chicago Fire to Remind Chicagoans that Their Best Shot is a Flu Shot|