Families Fighting Flu
- What is Families Fighting Flu?
FFF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, volunteer-based nonprofit established in 2004 in memory of children who died due to the influenza virus. Our organization is dedicated to educating people about the severity of the flu and protecting the lives of children.
- Who are the members of Families Fighting Flu?
Our members include families whose children have suffered serious medical complications or died from influenza, as well as health care practitioners and advocates committed to flu prevention. In honor of our children, we work to increase awareness about the seriousness of the disease and to reduce the number of childhood hospitalizations and deaths caused by the flu each year by increasing vaccination rates.
- What is the mission of Families Fighting Flu?
Our mission is to protect all children against the flu and save lives.
- Is Families Fighting Flu a nonprofit organization?
Yes. FFF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We rely on organizations and people like you to support our mission and share our goals.
- Who determines the policies and activities of Families Fighting Flu?
Our policies and activities are determined by the member families and medical experts that make up our Board of Directors.
- What resources does Families Fighting Flu offer?
FFF offers a wide variety of resources to the community to increase awareness about the seriousness of influenza and help promote annual flu vaccinations. Our resources include:
- videos from our member families,
- a flu clinic locator,
- posters & flyers, bookmarks and postcards, and other educational resources.
You can also sign up to receive our free e-newsletter here. And for even more information on flu news and flu media coverage, sign up for our Daily Flu News here. These e-mails are sent daily September through April, and weekly during the late spring and summer months.
- Does Families Fighting Flu endorse any specific flu vaccine?
No. FFF does not endorse any specific flu vaccine, nor do we advocate on behalf of any flu vaccine manufacturer.
- How can I get involved with Families Fighting Flu?
There are several ways that you can help FFF achieve our goals. By making a donation to FFF, you may help save another child from being hospitalized or dying from this vaccine-preventable disease. Your donation will help us educate millions of people about the seriousness of the flu and the importance of getting vaccinated annually. For more information on making a donation, click here.
Additionally, joining our organization is a free and easy way to stay informed about the flu. To learn more about our membership tiers and joining our organization, click here.