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ANA and Rita Wilson Launch “The Race to 200M,” a National Flu Vaccination Campaign

Posted 7 months ago

Sep 17th 2020


Keziah Proctor



  • Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are most at risk of flu complications, namely the 200 million people over the age of 50 and individuals who have chronic health conditions

  • Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to help protect yourself, your family and your community from flu

  • Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC reports flu vaccination will be very important this year to help protect against flu and the overall impact of respiratory illnesses and healthcare system burden

SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Association (ANA) and actress Rita Wilson are urging Americans to get their flu vaccination this season, especially the approximately 200 million Americans at most risk for flu complications.

The Race to 200M, a collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, elevates the urgency of flu vaccination. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during the 2020-2021 season.

“The American Nurses Association appreciates the opportunity to partner with Sanofi Pasteur and Rita Wilson on this urgent call to action to increase the number of people who get a flu vaccination this year,” said ANA President, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We have seen the crippling impact of COVID-19 on our healthcare system. This year, more than ever, we encourage every nurse to be vaccinated against the flu, and for all Americans to speak to a healthcare professional about how to safely get vaccinated, to protect their health and lessen the overall impact on our healthcare system.”  Read more