H.Res. 1003: Expressing support for the designation of January 10, 2010, through January 16, 2010, as National Influenza Vaccination Week

H.Res. 1003

Expressing support for the designation of January 10, 2010, through January 16, 2010, as National Influenza Vaccination Week

Date
January 26, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1003 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) on January 12, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1003 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the designation of National Influenza Vaccination Week, including raising public awareness that vaccination is the best defense against the flu; and
• "Encourages people in the United States to get vaccinated, especially those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women, children, young adults, caretakers of infants, and healthcare workers."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, National Influenza Vaccination Week may provide an important opportunity to encourage seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccination at a time when demand for flu vaccines usually drops significantly but the risk for infection remains.