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FAQs: Are There Different Types of Flu Vaccines?

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February 23, 2021 - As we hear about several COVID-19 vaccinations becoming available from different companies, it has brought to light more questions about flu vaccines. In this post, we’ll answer common questions about the flu shot from our Facebook and Twitter communities. Are there different types of flu vaccines? Yes, there are different kinds of flu vaccines approved by the FDA.  Flu […]
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FAQs: Is There More Than One Flu Virus?

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February 18, 2021 - While the flu vaccine has been safely used for more than 50 years, there are still a lot of questions around the the virus and the vaccines. In this post, we’ll answer common questions about the flu and flu shot from our Facebook and Twitter communities. Is there more than one flu virus? There are four types of influenza […]
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Families Fighting Flu Announces New Medical Advisor, Dr. Jeb Teichman

Dr. Jeb Teichman
February 15, 2021 - Dr. Jeb Teichman has joined Families Fighting Flu as a Medical Advisor. Dr. Teichman spent a majority of his career as a pediatrician before transitioning to managed care. He currently is the Chief Medical Officer for United Healthcare Community Plan of Kentucky. Dr. Teichman understands the toll of flu not just from his work over […]
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Losing Sight of Flu: A Side Effect of the Pandemic?

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February 11, 2021 - Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer for Families Fighting Flu shares thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact flu prevention efforts moving forward.  Last spring, when fears of COVID-19 in the U.S. were spreading faster than the virus itself, I had a sense of dread. Not just because we were on the verge of a […]
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Cold and Flu Tips from Clorox Spokesperson and ER Physician, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

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February 9, 2021 - As advocates for public health – and since the flu vaccine is especially important this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, The Clorox Company has donated $1M to help provide access to flu vaccines and spread awareness this cold & flu season. Clorox has previously provided support annually to raise awareness for cold & flu prevention, […]
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FAQs: Is the Flu Vaccine Safe?

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January 28, 2021 - FAQs: Is the Flu Vaccine Safe? It is important to get your annual flu vaccine to reduce your risk of flu illness, symptoms, and severe complications. But many members of our Facebook and Twitter communities have questions about vaccine safety. Safety is the number one focus in making vaccines. The CDC and the FDA continuously […]
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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FAQs: Does the Flu Vaccine Work?

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January 22, 2021 - One common misconception about the flu vaccine is that it doesn’t work – some think that it can even cause the flu! In this post, we’ll answer common questions about the flu shot from our Facebook and Twitter communities. Does the flu vaccine cause the flu? No! You cannot contract the flu from a flu […]
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2 Protects 2 Program Launches to Empower Expectant Mothers

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January 19, 2021 - Families Fighting Flu is excited to announce the launch of the 2 Protects 2 educational program in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey (Partnership). The goal of this program is to promote flu and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations during pregnancy as these diseases pose significant risk to pregnant […]
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FAQs: The Flu and COVID-19

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January 13, 2021 - There is a lot of information floating around about COVID-19 and we are all doing our best to stay informed and safe. We want to help cut through the noise and provide you with reliable information to help you and your family stay safe this year. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions on […]
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A Nearly Flu-Less Season in the Southern Hemisphere

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January 11, 2021 - The recent holidays felt different and more somber than usual as families abandoned traditional travel plans, gift exchanges, and festivities to protect themselves and loved ones from the potential spread of COVID-19. The COVID-related deaths and infection rate in the United States continue to be both staggering and devastating. But today we bring to you […]

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