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Say "Boo!" to the Flu Program Overview


Families Fighting Flu, Visiting Nurse Associations of America and The Clorox Company teamed up for the Say "Boo!" to the Flu program, a national campaign to increase the number of families vaccinated nationwide and educate them on other simple prevention tricks – like hand washing and disinfecting germ hot spots – to help families have a healthier flu season.

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2011 Say "Boo!" to the Flu Season

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2010 Say "Boo!" to the Flu Season
2009 Say "Boo!" to the Flu Season
2008 Say "Boo!" to the Flu Season


History of Say "Boo!" to the Flu Program

Say "Boo!" to the Flu is a partnership between Families Fighting Flu (a group of parents who have lost a child to the flu), the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (the largest non-profit network of flu immunizers) and The Clorox Company designed to help educate families on the importance of flu vaccination and other prevention tips.

Since 2005, Say "Boo!" to the Flu has administered more than 29,000 flu vaccinations to families across America. The program began with the Kansas City Visiting Nurse Association organizing one immunization event and has spread across the country faster than a kid can say "trick or treat!"

  • In 2006, Say "Boo!" to the Flu grew to 10 local events and provided more than 1,700 vaccinations. It has continued to expand from there.
  • In 2007, Say "Boo!" to the Flu launched a 15-city cross-country bus tour that traveled from Boston to San Francisco.
  • By 2008, the event continued and reached 12 cities, and administered more than 6,200 vaccinations.
  • Starting in 2008 the development of local turnkey kits made it even easier for VNAs everywhere to conduct their own events.
  • In 2009, more than 100 local turnkey events were executed, making it the widest reaching program in history.
  • Say "Boo!" to the Flu continues to expand. Together VNA nurses administered more than 18,000 vaccinations last year - more than ever before.
  • The 2010 Say "Boo!" to the Flu immunized more than 9,224 children and family members at one of 40 participating nonprofit VNAs. More than 117 Boo! local clinics took place in 25 states and were attended by more than 13,600 people.

Say "Boo!" to the Flu strives to give busy families an easy way to help scare away the flu virus. In addition to administering flu vaccinations, the events educate families on other prevention steps to help scare the flu virus away each fall and winter. Many local clinics offer Halloween-themed events with fun, interactive games and activities for families.

All Say "Boo!" to the Flu vaccines are given by licensed healthcare professionals in a sanitary environment.

The program has grown to include online flu prevention pledges and opportunities for cities to issue Say "Boo!" to the Flu proclamations. The program continues this year as a leading opportunity for family fun and education.


Say "Boo!" to the Flu Website
Beyond the exciting nationwide, cross-country tour in October, SayBoo!” to the Flu also has an interactive online home, www.SayBooToTheFlu.com to help families learn how to make the flu virus too scared to come to their house. The site offers free, interactive tools and games to help parents teach their children about flu prevention. At the site, parents can find a flu vaccination event in their area, take the flu prevention pledge and more.



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