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Types of Available Flu Vaccines for the 2020-2021 Flu Season

September 17, 2020 - Everyone six months and older, with rare exception, should get an annual flu vaccine, but there are many different options available. So how can you decide which one is right for you? All available flu vaccines on the market help protect against the same three or four circulating flu strains in the United States, but […]

COVID-19 vs. Flu: How Do They Compare? Part 2 

September 15, 2020 - In our last blog post about COVID-19 versus flu, we covered some of the major differences between these two viruses. With flu season around the corner, it’s important to understand how these two viruses can be similar and different. Prevention COVID-19 and influenza are both respiratory viruses that are passed through respiratory droplets from person-to-person. […]

When Is the Right Time for Flu Vaccination?

September 15, 2020 - Flu vaccines are starting to become available in parts of the United States and should be widely available shortly. In fact, there will be a record amount of available flu vaccines this year in the U.S. – upwards of 198 million doses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu vaccination is […]
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Flu Vaccine Recommendations During COVID-19

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August 22, 2020 - Public health efforts have been focused on “flattening the curve” during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we do not overwhelm healthcare systems. However, as flu arrives in the fall, there will be two overlapping viruses that both can cause illness, hospitalizations, and death. How can we flatten the COVID-19 curve while another virus enters […]
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A Survivor’s Perspective on Flu

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August 7, 2020 - The following blog post is written by Madi Allen, who survived a 93-day flu hospitalization in 2011. Read her flu story here. In 2011, I was twelve years old and my life was like any other kid my age. What started as a weekend that was supposed to be spent with friends quickly turned into […]
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Why Children Should Get a Flu Vaccine

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August 7, 2020 - If you’ve paid attention to the news this summer, you’re probably aware that the ‘back to school’ plan in your area will look different from past years. Children might be headed to in-person learning, they might be staying home, or there might be a combination of the two. Although COVID-19 is the main health concern […]
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Hand Hygiene: How to Avoid the Flu and COVID-19

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July 27, 2020 - One of the best ways to help avoid the flu and COVID-19, and keep your loved ones protected from viruses, is to wash your hands. Hand washing can help stop the spread of viruses that you may have picked up from touching a contaminated surface. This simple step can reduce the risk of respiratory infections […]
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What Influenza Pandemics Can Teach Us About COVID-19

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July 20, 2020 - To flu researchers and advocates, pandemics are nothing new; most past pandemics have been caused by flu viruses. In the past 100+ years there have been four flu pandemics: 1918, 1957-58, 1968, and 2009. Here, we will outline what we have learned from past flu pandemics, specifically the 1918 pandemic, that can be applied as […]

Survey Results: The Intersection of COVID-19 and Flu

July 7, 2020 - Below is part 3 of this blog series featuring key insights on flu and COVID-19 from our recent national consumer survey. The number of people across the U.S. diagnosed with COVID-19 continues to rise as we get closer to the upcoming flu season, and Families Fighting Flu continues to sound the alarm about the importance […]
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Families Fighting Flu National Survey Results: Flu Vaccination Rates Lag as Myths Persist

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June 30, 2020 - Below is part 2 of this blog series featuring key insights on flu and COVID-19 from our recent national consumer survey.  During a media interview this past weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that due to the power of the anti-vaccine movement, we have a lot of education to do when it comes to coronavirus vaccines. […]
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Families Fighting Flu National Survey Results: Implications for the Upcoming Flu Season

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June 25, 2020 - Below is first in a series of blog posts featuring key insights on flu and COVID-19 from our recent national consumer survey. Every Spring, we are busy making plans for how to tackle the upcoming flu season—how to increase flu vaccination rates and prevent others from experiencing what our families went through. This year, we […]

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