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Jennifer Garner Helps to Kick Off Faces of Influenza Campaign

Baby Wellness: Time for Flu Shots!

It's that time of year — the dreaded, but necessary flu shots are here. The American Lung Association kicked off their "Faces of Influenza" public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of getting vaccinated.

One of our favorite celeb moms, Jennifer Garner, joined the efforts along with famous parents, Dean Cain and Joy Behar. Jennifer said,

"Women play an important role in a family. It's our job to take care of those we love, that's why I make sure my family is protected against influenza. Influenza isn't just a cold. It can be much more serious. Chances are you or someone you know should be immunized."

The campaign is aimed at reaching moms, pregnant women, those with chronic illness, children six months to five years of age, and caregivers (which means dads and babysitters, too). Sadly, influenza, along with other complications, kills roughly 36,000 Americans a year.

To find a clinic in your area, go to the American Lung Association website and type in your zip code. The site also allows visitors to schedule reminders for the following year.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I have never gotten the flu shot and dont intend to give my family shots either. I just dont trust them
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I have never had the whole family get one before, but this year we did it. Unfortunately, kids under 5 need to get 2 shots at least a month apart for it to be effective. My pediatrician has the thimerosal free shots too!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I thought the latest versions were mercury-free, or that you can request mercury-free shots.
ylatan ylatan 9 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! the flu shot contains mercury. and, it wrecks your immune system. totally not good for you, and definitely not for a growing child's immune system.
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I've heard the radio commericials featuring Jennifer Garner and I think it's great she is lending her support to the cause.
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
I made sure everyone in my family got one. With a 6 month old and a 3 and 7 year old, we're not taking any chances.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.aspx?c=aqKGLXOAIlH&b=1015035 Is a direct link to the flu clinic locator.
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