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Category: Flu Prevention


Getting Tested For Flu Is Critical During COVID-19 Pandemic

October 6, 2021 - This flu season, it may be hard to know if you are experiencing symptoms of influenza or COVID-19. That’s why we recommend that anyone who gets sick during the 2021-2022 flu season ask to be tested for both flu and COVID-19. Flu vs. COVID-19 symptoms: According to the CDC, common symptoms that flu and COVID-19 […]
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Choose Family Over The Flu

September 28, 2021 - No matter who we call family, when we choose to get the influenza (flu) vaccine, we’re protecting them. That’s especially true for those who are at higher risk for a bad case of the flu, like children, older people, and those with underlying risk factors like heart disease, lung disease, stroke, obesity, and diabetes. With […]
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RSV Is Spreading – That’s Bad News for Flu Season

September 8, 2021 - Respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, is currently spreading across the US at an unusual time. RSV is a respiratory virus that typically spreads during flu season and is so common that the CDC states that most children have a case of RSV by the time they are two. But RSV can be serious, […]
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FFF Institutes Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination Policy For 2021-2022 Flu Season

August 18, 2021 - Families Fighting Flu was founded in 2004 by families whose loved ones died of influenza. We strive to increase awareness about the seriousness of the disease and to reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths caused by the flu each year. Our goal is to increase flu vaccination rates for all people eligible to receive […]
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Top 5 Ways Companies Can Help Prevent Flu and Protect Workers

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May 13, 2021 - The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is well under way and businesses are considering when and how to safely bring people back to the workplace. As we move into this next phase of living with COVID-19, companies must also consider the next flu season, and the role they play in keeping employees protected from the flu. […]
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National Infant Immunization Week 2021: A Reminder to Protect Your Family

April 22, 2021 - COVID-19 has made it challenging for many families with young children to stay on top of well-child visits and recommended vaccine schedules. As a result, childhood vaccination rates fell in the U.S. This year for National Infant Immunization Week (April 24-May 1), we are reminding families that annual flu vaccination is the best way to […]
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Cold and Flu Tips from Clorox Spokesperson and ER Physician, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

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February 9, 2021 - As advocates for public health – and since the flu vaccine is especially important this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, The Clorox Company has donated $1M to help provide access to flu vaccines and spread awareness this cold & flu season. Clorox has previously provided support annually to raise awareness for cold & flu prevention, […]
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Serese Marotta

How COVID-19 Underscores the Importance of Public Confidence in Vaccines

Serese Marotta
December 7, 2020 - Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer for Families Fighting Flu, shares her perspective on the importance of influenza vaccination. This post was originally published on The Catalyst.  The 2009 H1N1 pandemic was a blip on the radar for most people. For many Americans, life went on without  skipping a beat, with little impact to their daily […]
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What is Community Immunity?

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December 3, 2020 - Community immunity, sometimes called herd immunity, has been in the news lately in talks about COVID-19. There is confusion about the term and what it really means. Community immunity is the concept that an infectious disease cannot spread when enough people in a community are immune to it. For flu, the safest way to acquire […]
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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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