What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

JEN’S NEW ROLE

     Home  >  Articles  > Interviews/Profiles
by Judy Antell

Related:


   Jennifer Garner has starred on screens big and small, and is set to make her Broadway debut (a strike set that back a little). But her most important starring role may be that of national spokesperson for The Faces of Influenza campaign.

   Garner, mother of a daughter, Violet, who just turned 2, is urging moms, in particular, to talk to their doctors about getting vaccinated against influenza. An important piece of the campaign, Garner notes, is that “NOW is the time”.  Although flu season typically starts in October, it lasts until March, so getting vaccinated even in January or February can still prevent many cases of this often-deadly disease. According to American Lung Association president and CEO, Bernadette Toomey, February is actually the peak month for flu cases.

   “I am a big believer in doing what you can for your family,” says Garner, and she has made sure that her husband, Ben Affleck, her parents, and anyone who comes in contact with young Violet is vaccinated.  “As a mom, my natural instinct is to take care of family,” she says.  “I want to make sure all moms understand that they need to make the flu shot a priority.”

   She also urges parents to do their own research and ask their doctor if the vaccination is right for them.  At www.facesofinfluenza.org, you can get information about the vaccine, including vaccine recommendations and a ‘faces of influenza’ quiz.  A Flu Clinic Locator helps you find a clinic where you can get the shot.

   Garner is living in Manhattan during the run of her show, Cyrano de Bergerac. She notes the proliferation of babies in Manhattan. “It’s stroller central; there are so many more strollers than when I lived here 12 years ago.” Parents with their babies in those strollers should heed Garner’s advice and get a flu shot.


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Interviews/Profiles Articles

Mompreneur Barbara Kavovit Nails a New Market

Pregnant in Heels: Mompreneur Rosie Pope
Mompreneur Rashmi Budhram's Diaper Bags Du Jour
Manhattan Mompreneur: Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics
You & Me Cookie: Mompreneurs Heather Mahland and Kyle de Lasa's Wholesome New Sweets Line

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Interviews/Profiles Sponsors

LinguaKids®, LLC

LINGUAKIDS is a coWELCOMEmpany specialized in teac...

Dental Care Kids
1500 Summer St.
Stamford, CT
203-883-4426
Dental Care Kids Pediatric Dentists and Orthodonti...

L'Isola Ristorante
128 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
718-599-0200
...

Moonlight Pediatrics
1483 60th Street
Brooklyn, NY
718-437-5437
After hours urgent care for ages infants-21. We ar...

Performing Arts Academy at LIU Tilles Center LIU Post Youth Camps
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY
516-299-4004
Located on the beautiful LIU Post campus, Performi...
See Our Interviews/Profiles Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE