NPB: Prioritize Flu Vaccinations to Protect People and Pigs

The National Pork Board is reminding producers to add flu vaccinations to their fall priority list.

The Pork Checkoff says farm managers should also prioritize flu vaccinations for everyone working on the farm. Heather Fowler, DVM, director of producer and public health for the Pork Checkoff, said vaccinating farm employees “is the best thing producers can do to protect their families, co-workers and pigs from the flu.”

A seasonal flu vaccination is a public health recommendation and part of the One Health approach to protect people, pigs and the global environment. Fowler said farms also need to have sick-leave policies in place that encourage workers to stay home if they are suffering from flu-like respiratory symptoms.

Find more tips and recommendations to how to best protect your animals and employees from the flu at www.pork.org.