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Advances in Flu Vaccine Technology Over the Years

May 22, 2024 - When it comes to public health, revolutionary measures have advanced to combat the spread of illness with preventative vaccines. Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, was originally thought to be caused by a bacterial infection, according to the World Health Organization. Because of this, early attempts at creating a vaccine during the 1918 influenza pandemic […]

Rock Out the Flu 2024 Recap

May 7, 2024 - Families Fighting Flu recently hosted its fifth annual “Rock Out the Flu” event on April 20th, 2024, and it was an unforgettable evening dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of flu vaccination. With the aim of bringing together families, communities, and healthcare professionals, the event proved to be a resounding success. The event, held […]

Impact Story: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Families Fighting Flu

May 3, 2024 - When what would eventually become Families Fighting Flu started forming 20 years ago, it was under circumstances in which no family wants to find themselves. Our founding families had recently gone through the worst pain imaginable–losing a loved one–and were figuring out how to navigate their lives without their children and loved ones who passed […]

Fifth Annual Rock Out the Flu Set for April 20

March 26, 2024 - Jessica Stein was a healthy 4-year-old when the flu claimed her life in 2002. At such a young age, her passing was a shock to her entire family. More than 22 years later the Stein Family, along with other proponents of the importance of annual flu vaccination, are gearing up once again to raise money […]

Test and Treat to Protect Grandparents

March 1, 2024 - While the winter holidays are long behind us, glimpses of spring-like weather remind us that future gatherings are right around the corner. As we start planning those gatherings with our loved ones, now is a great time to equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect them— especially our cherished grandparents.  Below, we’ll […]

Fighting Flu Together: Know Your Flu Testing Options in 2024

February 29, 2024 - The 2023-2024 influenza (flu) season has trended in a traditional pattern across the country this year with 25 million illnesses and 91 pediatric deaths so far. The flu is serious and impacts everyone in our communities. It is still one of the deadliest vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S. While the flu is widespread, it can […]

5 Tips for Flu Prevention at the Workplace

February 19, 2024 - If your office is sounding a little sniffly lately it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Flu season is in full swing and respiratory illnesses are sweeping through workplaces nationwide. At Families Fighting Flu, we understand the gravity of the flu’s impact and are committed to empowering individuals and communities to take proactive steps toward prevention.  […]

Why Vaccinating Kids Matters for Their Health and the Community

February 12, 2024 - We all want a healthier and safer community for our families. At Families Fighting Flu, we believe that ensuring every child receives their flu shot is critical to making that happen. As we continue to navigate the health challenges posed by the 2023-24 flu season, it’s clear that prioritizing preventive measures is necessary, particularly when […]

Impact Story: Remembering February Flu Battles

February 8, 2024 - Kayauna Zabel was a 20-year-old paraprofessional who lived with her husband, brother, mother, and stepfather in Miami, Oklahoma. She called in sick to work and over the next four days she recovered at home—or so she thought.  When she went back to work she began feeling worse, and the next evening, her husband, Preston, took […]

When Are You No Longer Contagious With the Flu?

January 17, 2024 - With at least 14 million illnesses estimated so far this flu season, the chances that you or someone you know has contracted the flu this winter are high. The prevalent respiratory illness tends to make its presence felt during colder months. While it may feel unavoidable, understanding when you are no longer contagious with the […]
Resolve to keep your family healthy in 2024 with a flu shot.

Resolve to Keep Your Family Healthy with a Flu Shot

Resolve to keep your family healthy in 2024 with a flu shot.
January 3, 2024 - Now that the holiday festivities are over it might seem like everyone around you is sick. You’re not imagining things. Peak flu season is here, and, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu positives, outpatient respiratory illness, and flu hospitalizations are all up, too. Whether you’ve entered the new year […]
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