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Category: Flu Prevention


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Wear a Face Mask to Prevent Flu and COVID-19

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November 18, 2020 - There are many different actions public health professionals and scientists have recommended we all take to reduce the spread of COVID-19. One of the easiest – and one we see everywhere these days – is wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth. Did you know when you wear a mask, you not only […]
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When Is the Right Time for Flu Vaccination?

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September 15, 2020 - Flu vaccines are starting to become available in parts of the United States and should be widely available shortly. In fact, there will be a record amount of available flu vaccines this year in the U.S. – upwards of 198 million doses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu vaccination is […]
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Hand Hygiene: How to Avoid the Flu and COVID-19

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July 27, 2020 - One of the best ways to help avoid the flu and COVID-19, and keep your loved ones protected from viruses, is to wash your hands. Hand washing can help stop the spread of viruses that you may have picked up from touching a contaminated surface. This simple step can reduce the risk of respiratory infections […]
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Influenza Vaccines for People with Egg Allergies

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May 18, 2020 - May is Allergy Awareness Month!  There is a common misconception that people who are allergic to eggs cannot receive an influenza vaccine. Below, we outline the different reasons why most people with an egg allergy can still receive an annual flu vaccine. As always, please check with a trusted healthcare provider regarding any specific questions […]
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Connections Between Influenza and Asthma

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May 18, 2020 -  Do you know the link between influenza and asthma? Below, find out how you can help improve flu outcomes for people with asthma. What is asthma? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 25 million people in the United States live with asthma. People diagnosed with asthma experience wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, […]
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How Immunization Advocates Can Take Action to Fight Flu

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February 26, 2020 - In a prior blog post, we talked about why immunization advocates need to raise their voices and the importance of speaking up about flu education, prevention, and treatment. Now, we outline five simple, actionable steps you can take to promote flu awareness and annual flu vaccination. 1. Lead by example by getting vaccinated against flu each […]
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The Basics of Flu Prevention

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January 15, 2020 - Flu season comes around every year, and every year it causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths. So what can you do to help protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu? Follow these easy steps: 1. Get an Annual Flu Vaccine Annual flu vaccination is […]
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