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Category: Flu Prevention


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Plan your Flu Vaccines

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August 1, 2022 - It may seem early, but NOW is the time to make a plan for flu vaccination. While there are still concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we also need to prepare for the arrival of seasonal flu – another potentially deadly virus. Here are some tips to make sure you plan for your entire family […]
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Flu Vaccine and the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

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July 22, 2022 - We advocate for annual flu vaccination for the simplest of reasons; to keep you and your loved ones out of the hospital and away from serious health risks. When we think about those serious health risks it’s easy to dismiss that there are risks to your health long after you have recovered from a serious […]
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Back to School and Flu Vaccines

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July 15, 2022 - Sorry to remind you, but summer is almost over and school will start soon! Along with concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we all need to prepare for the arrival of seasonal flu – another potentially deadly virus. The good news is that we can prepare now to have better outcomes this flu season. Why […]
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Can you Get Flu and COVID-19 at the Same Time?

July 13, 2022 - “Flurona” is not a new type of COVID-19 or flu, it’s when people have both viruses at the same time. It’s not common for people to have both viruses at once, but it certainly can happen. When you get sick, your immune system is working hard to make sure that you get better. But, during […]
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Four Ways to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

April 4, 2022 - The single best way to protect yourself from seasonal flu is to get an annual flu vaccine. However, there are other ways to protect ourselves against the flu –especially if you are immunocompromised, if there’s an outbreak of flu in your community, or if there’s an influenza strain spreading with the potential to cause a […]
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Should I Wear a Mask if I Have the Flu?

February 18, 2022 - Wearing a mask is something we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it can help with other viruses too. Today we’re looking at both sides of the equation for mask-wearing. The first question most of us wonder about is: Will wearing a mask prevent you from contracting the flu? The short answer is yes although […]
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Is it Flu, Omicron, or a Cold?

January 10, 2022 - The Omicron COVID-19 variant is considered a milder version of the virus. Because Omicron symptoms might be milder than the original Coronavirus, they could be easily confused with flu. Omicron Symptoms Include:  Cough Fatigue or tiredness Congestion or runny nose Sore throat Headache Flu Symptoms Include: Cough Fatigue or tiredness Congestion or runny nose Sore […]
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How To Celebrate Christmas During a Pandemic & Flu Season

December 9, 2021 - The following article is guest authored by Dr. Alexandria Yarborough, PharmD. She is a Pharmacy Manager in South Carolina and a Families Fighting Flu Advocate. Christmas is known as the most wonderful time of the year – but it also is prime time to come down with the flu. Most of us have had experience […]
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Why Children Need Both Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines

December 8, 2021 - The following article is guest authored by Dr. Alexandria Yarborough, PharmD. She is a Pharmacy Manager in South Carolina and a Families Fighting Flu Advocate. Although we are a nonprofit dedicated to flu, we see many similarities between COVID-19 and influenza. Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available for children 5 and older, we encourage children […]
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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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