Christiana Care Launches #HitMeWithYourFluShot Campaign to Protect Employees During Flu Season
|Health System Aspires to Vaccinate all 11,000 Employees on Oct. 11th
WHAT: Christiana Care Health System will launch one of the largest flu vaccination campaigns in history Thursday, Oct. 11, when the health system attempts to vaccinate all 11,000 of its employees in one day.
During its special #HitMeWithYourFluShot campaign, Christiana Care employees will be able to receive their flu shot on site at both Christiana Hospital in Newark and Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, Del. Employees will have the opportunity to get vaccinated in all 70+ Christiana Care practices and sites located Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and all three counties in Delaware.
WHY: Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Just last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 80,000 people died from the flu last year. It was the worst flu season in the United States since 1976. In recent years, the number of flu-related deaths averaged between 12,000 and 56,000.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11th from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.