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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 […]

COVID-19 and Flu: Prevent A Lengthy Recovery

November 18, 2021 - People who have gotten sick with either COVID-19 or flu can sometimes have long-term symptoms that extend their recovery. Some of these symptoms can occur even if the case didn’t land them in the hospital or ICU. Prevention is key – getting vaccinated, testing if you have symptoms, and early treatment can help prevent a […]

Science Doesn’t Lie: A Bereaved Parent’s Perspective on Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines

November 12, 2021 - Jennifer Romero shares her story about her daughter’s flu death to encourage people to get vaccinated against both flu and COVID-19. Our daughter, Madison, died from H1N1 influenza A on February 26, 2020. I know that vaccination offers the best possible protection against viruses that could kill or permanently change someone else’s life. Madison was […]

From One Pandemic to Another: The Importance of Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination

November 2, 2021 - During the last pandemic, Henry Lin, MD, lost his child Trevor to H1N1 influenza on November 2, 2009. He died more than 10 years before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. In October 2009, Dr. Lin could not get Trevor or his siblings vaccinated against H1N1 influenza because the vaccine was not yet available to families […]

From the Experts: Taking Control of Flu Season

October 26, 2021 - The following article is cross-posted with AstraZeneca’s AZ&You US Blog. It’s safe to say that staying healthy and protected has been more top of mind than ever over the past year and a half. Yet even though we’ve been through one influenza (flu) season during the pandemic, unknowns around the interplay of these two viruses […]
Flu Vaccine Q&A

Flu Vaccine Q&A – COVID-19 Booster & Flu Shots Simultaneously

Flu Vaccine Q&A
October 13, 2021 - As an organization that has been discussing and advocating for flu vaccines for 17 years and counting, we’ve heard every question imaginable.  With COVID-19 vaccines on people’s minds, we want to help you get the answers you need to safely get vaccinated.  Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as […]

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 […]

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 […]

InFLUencer Nadine Gartner on Changing The Culture of Immunization

September 21, 2021 - Nadine Gartner is a mom, lawyer, and the founding executive director of Boost Oregon, a vaccination educational and advocacy organization. She believes in the power of sharing our stories and choosing love over fear. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Michigan Law School, Nadine resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with […]

Family Holds Flu Vaccination Events in Memory of Daughter

September 16, 2021 - Amber McCarthy, FFF Board Member, and Irelynd McCarthy, FFF Junior Board member, lost their daughter and sister Ayzlee to flu in 2014. Ayzlee never had respiratory symptoms but was dehydrated, had an increased heart rate, and confusion. Less than 10 hours after going to the emergency room, she passed away from septic shock secondary to […]

Flu Vaccine Question & Answers – Part 1

September 15, 2021 - As an organization that has been discussing and advocating for flu vaccines for 17 years and counting, we’ve heard every question imaginable about flu vaccines. No matter what your question is, we want to help you get an evidence-based answer. Read below for some of our most common questions and answers about flu vaccines. If […]

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