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WHEREAS, Influenza Vaccination Week in Nevada provides an opportunity to educate and encourage all eligible Nevadans to receive their annual flu shot; and

WHEREAS, flu vaccines are available for those age six months and older; and

WHEREAS, complications of influenza can lead to hospitalization and death among vulnerable populations, such as those with chronic health conditions, children younger than two years old, and pregnant people; and

WHEREAS, influenza viruses are highly contagious and constantly changing, making it vital for individuals to receive a flu shot every year; and

WHEREAS, vaccines are an effective and proven method of helping to prevent the most serious effects of influenza; and

WHEREAS, during the 2019-2020 flu season, there were 1,641 hospitalizations and 61 deaths in Nevada associated with influenza; and

WHEREAS, through the efforts of partners statewide, influenza vaccination coverage has increased over the past three years; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada encourages everyone over the age of six months to receive their flu vaccine to protect their health and well-being and also the health of communities statewide;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of December 5 - 11, 2021, as

INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 24th day of November, 2021

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