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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Our advocates have also participated in media interviews. Select interviews are listed below and are available by clicking on the links.

WIRE

  • Associated Press, “Risk to all ages: 100 kids die of flu each year” (1/16/13)
  • HealthDay News, “A Parent’s Grief Highlights Flu Shot’s Importance” (10/19/12)
  • Associated Press, “Time for flu shots, and some may get a tiny needle” (9/5/11)
  • Associated Press, “Time to get your flu shot, but just one this year” (8/30/10)
  • HealthDay News, “As Swine Flu Ebbs, Officials Stress Importance of Vaccine” (1/8/10)
  • HealthDay News, “Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims” (10/10/08)
  • Associated Press, “Flu vaccine season begins with calls for more kids to join the high-risk in getting inoculated” (9/24/08)
  • HealthDay News, “CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids” (2/27/08)
  • Reuters, “All US kids should get flu vaccine, panel says” (2/27/08)
  • The Associated Press, “Panel recommends flu shots for kids” (2/22/06)
  • Reuters, “US kids under 5 should get flu shot, panel says” (2/22/06)

PRINT

  • USA Today/MediaPlanet, “A Silent Killer: One Family’s Fight to Honor their Son” (12/5/14)
  • The Journal News, After death of daughter, parents urge flu vaccine (11/10/2014)
  • The Wall Street Journal, “NYC Board of Health to Vote on Child Flu Shot Rule” (12/10/2013)
  • Journal-Courier, “Influenza B survivor sharing her story for campaign” (10/18/2013)
  • Woman’s Day, “What’s your cold and flu IQ?” (12/2011)
  • Parenting, “The ‘Ouch’ That’s Worth It” (11/2011)
  • Detroit Free Press, “Healthy kids can succumb to the flu” (11/8/2011)
  • USA Today, “Separate the facts from flu fiction” (10/18/2011)
  • Dayton Daily News, “Marotta family becomes advocate for flu vaccines after son’s death” (7/28/11)
  • USA Today, “5 myths about the flu” (11/15/10)
  • USA Today, “Flu vaccine readily available, and free for many this year” (9/7/10)
  • The News Journal, “Delaware health: When flu is on the way, officials want you armed” (8/26/10)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Vaccine begins to arrive as flu season nears” (8/25/10)
  • DMNews, “Families Fighting Flu launches social media effort pushing vaccinations (1/13/10)
  • The Columbus Dispatch, “H1N1 doses urged for winter flu season” (1/9/10)
  • Bio Supply Trends, “Influenza: Nothing to Sneeze At” (10/1/09)
  • USA Today, “After a tragic loss, family steps up in flu vaccine trials” (9/28/09)
  • The Detroit News, “Don’t take the flu lightly — be sure to get vaccinated” (12/9/08)
  • St. Petersburg Times, “Debate Rages Over Need for Vaccines” (10/23/08)
  • USA Today“, The CDC goes viral to stop the spread of influenza” (9/30/08)
  • Kansas City Star, “New CDC guideline recommends flu shot for most children (9/25/08)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, “Panel endorses flu shots for kids; CDC agrees they will reduce risk of others contracting illness” (2/28/08)
  • Star-Ledger, “CDC panel expands flu shot guidance; Children up to 18 should get vaccine” (2/28/08)
  • Detroit News, “Give all kids flu shot, feds told” (2/28/08)
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “CDC expands flu shot recommendations” (2/27/08)
  • Newsday, “Experts: Flu is nothing for kids to sniff at” (2/24/08)
  • Detroit Free Press, “How a Child Died – But a Family Survived in His Own Words” (11/11/07)
  • Hometown Life (MI), “Families fighting flu” (10/21/07)
  • The Detroit News, “More children to receive flu shots” (10/3/07)
  • Detroit Free Press, “We never knew the flu could kill” (10/2/07)
  • The Grapevine Sun, “Grapevine couple educates others on serious risks of childhood flu” (2/22/07)
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “Parents of flu victim, 3, push shots” (2/21/07)
  • The Grapevine Courier, “Flu Hits Area Youngsters” (2/16/07)
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Could flu vaccines at school keep kids well?” (2/11/07)
  • USA Today, “Flu vaccine can save young lives” (12/13/06)
  • The Washington Post, “The Face That Helped Alter Nation’s Flu Policy; Girl’s Death Moves Parents to Secure New Guidelines” (3/7/06)
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Panel advises flu shots for kids ages 2 to 5″ (2/23/06)
  • New York Daily News, “Flu Vaccine Urged for Ages 2 to 5″ (2/23/06)
  • CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy), “ACIP endorses flu shots for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds” (2/23/06)
  • Interactive Dad Magazine, “Grieving Dad Fights to Prevent Child Flu Deaths” (1/15/06)
  • PARADE, “The Flu: Fast and Fatal for Young Children” (12/11/05)
  • Louisville Courier Journal, “Stay well; Arm yourself against the flu” (10/27/05)

ONLINE

BLOGS

TELEVISION

  • WSYR-TV, “Family stresses flu protection after loss of son” (1/27/2014)
  • WGAL-TV, “Susquehanna Valley nurse urges people of all ages to get flu shot” (10/29/13)
  • KJCT-TV, “Teen’s Death Raising Vaccine Awareness, Mother Speaks Out In Favor” (1/10/12)
  • WRAL-TV, “Luke Duvall and Dr. Andrew Eisenberg, National Influenza Vaccination Week” (1/5/12)
  • KTHV-TV, “H1N1 survivor Luke Duvall reminding people to get flu shots” (1/5/12)
  • WRAL-TV, “Flu shots important for children, teens” (12/5/11)
  • CNN, “The flu and children” (11/2/10)
  • The Balancing Act, “Recommendations for flu vaccination” (10/28/09)
  • WPIX Morning News, New York, NY, “Families Are Fighting The Flu And You Can, Too” (12/9/08)
  • WMBC, New York, NY (11/13/08)
  • CBS3, Philadelphia, PA, “Importance of Flu Shots”(11/3/08)
  • 9NEWS-NBC, Aurora, CO, “Remembering Ian” (10/14/08)
  • FamilyNet Television & Radio (3/6/08)
  • KVII-ABC, Amarillo, TX (2/29/08)
  • KCRG-ABC, Cedar Rapids, IA (2/29/08)
  • WJW-FOX, Cleveland, OH (2/29/08)
  • WKOW-ABC, Madison, WI (2/28/08)
  • KETV-ABC, Omaha, NE (2/28/08)
  • WMTW-ABC, Portland, ME (2/28/08)
  • WAGA-FOX, Atlanta, GA (2/28/08)
  • WJW-FOX, Cleveland, OH (2/28/08)
  • KLJB-FOX, Davenport, IA (2/28/08)
  • KTXS-ABC, Abilene, TX (2/27/08)
  • WMAR-ABC, Baltimore, MD (2/27/08)
  • WXYZ-ABC, Detroit, MI (2/27/08)
  • KFBB-ABC, Great Falls, MT (2/27/08)
  • WCTI-ABC, Greenville, NC (2/27/08)
  • WXOW-ABC, La Crosse/Eau Claire, MN (2/27/08)
  • KABC-ABC, Los Angeles, CA (2/27/08)
  • WMBB-ABC, Panama City, FL (2/27/08)
  • WGGB-ABC, Springfield, MA (2/27/08)
  • WTXL-ABC, Tallahassee, FL (2/27/08)
  • KAVU-ABC, Victoria, TX (2/27/08)
  • WAGA-FOX, Atlanta, GA (2/27/08)
  • WRC-NBC, Washington, DC (2/27/08)
  • WXYZ- ABC, Detroit, “Families Fighting Flu” (10/24/07)
  • NBC News:Today, “Why people don’t get flu shots” (10/11/07)
  • Good Morning America, “Families Want Flu Guidelines Changed After Children’s Deaths” (1/19/06)
  • CNN American Morning, “Children in Danger from the Flu” (12/15/05)
  • CNN Headline News, “Children Killed by Flu” (12/15/05)
  • CNN, Anderson Cooper 360°, “Killer Flu” (12/14/05)

RADIO

  • KOKC-AM, Oklahoma City, OK (3/7/08)
  • KXKL-FM, Denver, CO (3/4/08)
  • WGN/Chicago Tribune Radio (3/1/08)
  • WTOP-AM, Washington, DC (3/1/08)
  • KLTF-AM, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2/29/08)
  • WPFW-FM, Washington, DC (2/28/08)
  • KFBK-AM, Sacramento, CA (2/28/08)
  • American Urban Radio Network (2/28/08)
  • KIRO-AM, Seattle, WA (2/28/08)
  • CNN Radio (2/27/08)
  • AP Radio (2/27/08)
  • WBBM-AM (CBS), Chicago, IL (2/21/07)
  • WBZ-AM (CBS), Boston, MA (2/21/07)
  • WWJ-AM (CBS), Detroit, MI (2/21/07)
  • Good News Broadcast, “Families Saving Children from Influenza” (11/10/05)

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