National Influenza Vaccination Week, 2010, 2051-2052 [2010-650]

Download as PDF 2051 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 8 Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8472 of January 8, 2010 The President National Influenza Vaccination Week, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since the first United States cases were identified in April of last year, our Nation has witnessed the worldwide spread of the H1N1 influenza virus. To date, tens of millions of Americans have contracted this virus. While the vast majority of those affected have recovered without incident, an unusually high proportion of children and younger adults have developed serious complications, resulting in hospitalization or even death. We know that influenza vaccination is the best way to protect ourselves against the flu, and my Administration moved swiftly to respond to this threat by assisting in the development of a vaccine, which is now widely available and has shown to be both safe and effective. Every American has a role to play in fighting the H1N1 flu. Expectant mothers, children, young adults, and all those under the age of 65 with chronic health conditions are at high risk for H1N1 flu-related complications and should get the vaccine as soon as possible. Those not at high risk can protect themselves and prevent the virus from spreading to more vulnerable members of their families and communities by getting vaccinated as well. This week presents a window of opportunity for us to prevent a possible third wave of H1N1 flu in the United States. I strongly encourage those who have not yet received the H1N1 flu vaccine to do so. Visit flu.gov to find vaccination sites in communities across our country and to stay informed. Together, we can all fight the H1N1 flu and help protect our families, friends, and neighbors. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of January 10–16, 2010, as National Influenza Vaccination Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this week by getting the H1N1 flu vaccine if they have not yet done so, and by asking their families, friends, and co-workers to do the same. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:55 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13JAD0.SGM 13JAD0 2052 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2010–650 Filed 1–12–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:55 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13JAD0.SGM 13JAD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 13, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 2051-2052]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-650]



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Proclamation 8472--National Influenza Vaccination Week, 2010


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8472 of January 8, 2010

                
National Influenza Vaccination Week, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since the first United States cases were identified in 
                April of last year, our Nation has witnessed the 
                worldwide spread of the H1N1 influenza virus. To date, 
                tens of millions of Americans have contracted this 
                virus. While the vast majority of those affected have 
                recovered without incident, an unusually high 
                proportion of children and younger adults have 
                developed serious complications, resulting in 
                hospitalization or even death. We know that influenza 
                vaccination is the best way to protect ourselves 
                against the flu, and my Administration moved swiftly to 
                respond to this threat by assisting in the development 
                of a vaccine, which is now widely available and has 
                shown to be both safe and effective.

                Every American has a role to play in fighting the H1N1 
                flu. Expectant mothers, children, young adults, and all 
                those under the age of 65 with chronic health 
                conditions are at high risk for H1N1 flu-related 
                complications and should get the vaccine as soon as 
                possible. Those not at high risk can protect themselves 
                and prevent the virus from spreading to more vulnerable 
                members of their families and communities by getting 
                vaccinated as well.

                This week presents a window of opportunity for us to 
                prevent a possible third wave of H1N1 flu in the United 
                States. I strongly encourage those who have not yet 
                received the H1N1 flu vaccine to do so. Visit flu.gov 
                to find vaccination sites in communities across our 
                country and to stay informed. Together, we can all 
                fight the H1N1 flu and help protect our families, 
                friends, and neighbors.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim the week of January 
                10-16, 2010, as National Influenza Vaccination Week. I 
                encourage all Americans to observe this week by getting 
                the H1N1 flu vaccine if they have not yet done so, and 
                by asking their families, friends, and co-workers to do 
                the same.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of January, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-650
Filed 1-12-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P