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Scrolling Social Media: Where to Find Accurate Information on Flu

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January 27, 2023 - In the age of social media, false information and misinformation spreads quickly. It is so important to ensure you are finding factual information online–especially regarding health–including the flu and the flu vaccine. Check out the following flu facts and credible sources where you can always get factual accurate information. Families Fighting Flu Website Families Fighting […]
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3 Steps to Fight the Flu: Vaccinate, Test, Treat

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January 20, 2023 - “It’s ‘Just’ the Flu” “That Will Never Happen to my Child” “I Don’t Need a Flu Shot” We all have a lot on our plates, especially kicking off the new year. We often put things on the back burner or tell ourselves it will be OK if you miss a task. But one task that […]

Flu on the Rise: Understanding This Year’s Flu Season

January 18, 2023 - Seasonal influenza (flu) activity is elevated across the country. The CDC is estimating that there have already been at least 20 million illnesses, 210,000 hospitalizations, and 13,000 deaths from the flu so far this season. And that includes 61 reported pediatric deaths. As the flu continues to quickly gain traction this season earlier than usual, […]

How Do We Protect Those Who are Most Vulnerable to Flu?

January 13, 2023 - Right now, seasonal flu is elevated across the country. Protecting yourself and your loved ones is incredibly important. You may have heard from friends and family (or seen on social media) that someone in their family is sick with the flu. While everyone is susceptible, it can be especially dangerous for certain age groups and […]
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It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine

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January 6, 2023 - It’s Not too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine While the ideal time to get your flu shot is by the end of October, it’s not too late to get yours now if you haven’t already! The CDC is already seeing elevated levels of influenza across the country and estimating 20 million illnesses, 210,000 hospitalizations, […]

2022 Pro-Vaccine Wins

December 28, 2022 - It Takes Everyone’s Voice and SAFE’s Active Voice, Made a Difference Vaccine and public health policies are primarily decided on a state and local level. The growing anti-vaccine movement in our government, combined with the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, created an environment in which public health authority was under attack. An alarming volume […]
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​​​​Flu Facts vs Myths

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December 22, 2022 - “Getting the flu vaccine caused me to get sick.” “I’m healthy – I don’t need a flu shot.” “It’s just the flu – it’s like a bad cold.” You have probably heard something like this before when speaking with friends, family, or coworkers about the flu. While some may brush it off as being not […]
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Older Adults and the Flu: What You Need to Know

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December 21, 2022 - Every year, otherwise healthy individuals of all ages suffer complications from the flu, resulting in hospitalization and even death. While everyone is susceptible to flu regardless of age or health status, it is especially dangerous for certain groups – including adults ages 65 and older. Seniors tend to bear the greatest burden of severe flu […]
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The Best Steps for Preventing the Flu

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December 14, 2022 - According to the CDC, influenza activity continues to increase this fall, with hospitalizations and deaths rising. Already 21 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported as of December 3, 2022. Between 2010 and 2020, the CDC estimates that flu resulted in 9 million – 41 million illnesses, 140,000 – 710,000 hospitalizations, and 12,000 – 52,000 deaths […]
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Why College Students Need to Fight the Flu and Get Vaccinated

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December 12, 2022 - We are heading into the busiest time of year for college students. Finals are right around the corner, campuses are crowded, students are spending hours studying for exams and adding final touches to projects. Not to mention, they will be heading home soon for the holiday season, spending time with family and hometown friends. It […]
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A Community Pharmacist Answers Your Questions About the Flu: Part 1

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December 9, 2022 - According to the CDC, increased influenza activity has been reported in most of the US. Annual flu vaccination is the most important step to prevent getting and spreading the flu. As a community pharmacist, I get a lot of questions about the flu. When is the best time to get a flu shot? Right now! […]
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