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Lessons Learned from COVID-19 for Flu Preparedness

April 14, 2022 - While Josiah Swenson was fighting for his life in the ICU with a severe case of influenza B in March 2020, his mother was forced to leave him in the hospital alone due to COVID-19 precautions. Over the last two years, many other families suffered from the double impacts of flu and COVID-19. Like the […]
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Improving Influenza Vaccines

April 9, 2022 - Seasonal flu vaccines are our best protection against a dangerous and potentially deadly disease. Because the flu virus mutates so quickly, scientists update the vaccine every year based on the strains that are circulating that season. However, one thing that hasn’t changed in years is the way seasonal flu vaccines are produced. Most influenza vaccines […]
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Comparing Flu and RSV

March 17, 2022 - What is RSV? Respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, is a virus that typically spreads during flu season. RSV can be serious, as it is the single most common cause of pneumonia in infants. How are RSV and flu similar? Both viruses affect children and older adults Both viruses have similar symptoms like coughing, […]
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Flu and COVID-19 Antiviral Treatments

January 18, 2022 - Once you’ve taken a diagnostic test and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or flu, what can you do? You don’t have to just sit at home and wait it out – instead, there are treatment options! Below, we outline how flu and COVID-19 antivirals compare: Similarities: How they work: antivirals work to stop the virus […]
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Flu Deaths vs. COVID-19 Deaths

December 27, 2021 - According to the World Health Organization, 290,000 to 650,000 people die of flu-related causes every year worldwide. COVID-19 has killed over 5 million people worldwide in just 2 years. But how do flu and COVID-19 deaths compare in the United States? On average in the United States, as shown in the graph below, people are […]
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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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6 Tips For Safer Thanksgiving Travel

November 22, 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.  COVID-19 infections are on the rise as temperatures drop and holiday plans are made. Unfortunately, an estimated 100 million Americans have yet to receive a single dose of any COVID-19 […]
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Black woman wearing face mask with sleeve up, bandage from vaccination, giving thumbs up

mRNA Technology Offers Hope for Flu Vaccine Advancements

Black woman wearing face mask with sleeve up, bandage from vaccination, giving thumbs up
August 5, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic made vaccines a daily topic in news, popular culture, and even conversations among friends. Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology in particular was thrust in the spotlight as two COVID-19 vaccines using mRNA, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, were authorized for emergency use by the FDA. mRNA vaccines are a new approach to vaccination, but […]
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5 Pillars for Successful Vaccination Efforts

Recent Study Outlines Pillars for Successful Vaccination Efforts

5 Pillars for Successful Vaccination Efforts
January 25, 2021 - A recent study published by Drugs in Context identifies 42 key factors, spread across five main pillars, for successful flu vaccination programs.  The study analyzed the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada as countries that consistently have the highest influenza vaccine coverage rates (VCR). The goal of the study was to provide a roadmap […]
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Does the Flu Vaccine Work?

December 1, 2020 - We often hear that people do not get the flu vaccine because of they think it doesn’t work – they still got the flu! But did you know that flu vaccine effectiveness also looks at protection against hospitalization and even death? Flu vaccination benefits: a look at 2019-2020 Based on studies, preliminary flu vaccine effectiveness […]
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