Mission: To save lives and reduce hospitalizations by protecting children, families, and communities against influenza.
Insights on Influenza
Most Recent

Flu Season 2022-2023: What to Expect

graphic: flu season 2022
November 28, 2022 - According to the CDC, early increases in seasonal influenza activity have been reported already in most of the United States, particularly in the southeast and south-central areas of the country. With the 2022-2023 flu season already underway, here’s what you can expect – and how to take the best measures to prevent the flu. Between […]
graphic: flu season 2022

Are Flu Vaccines Live or Attenuated?

July 1, 2022 - Most flu vaccines are not live or attenuated. Live means that the virus is not dead, and attenuated means that the virus is weakened but still alive.  The live attenuated flu vaccine contains a version of the flu virus that is “alive” but weakened so that it cannot reproduce and make you sick. Rather, it […]

Needle-Free Flu Vaccine

June 15, 2022 - The nasal spray flu vaccine is administered intranasally, which means that the vaccine is sprayed up the nose as opposed to being injected with a needle. This vaccine can be used in eligible individuals ages 2 through 49 years and can be a good option for people who avoid flu vaccination due to a fear […]

What is stomach flu?

May 15, 2022 - The term “stomach flu” is NOT the same as “seasonal flu” which is caused by the influenza virus and has mostly respiratory symptoms. What people usually mean when they say “stomach flu” is gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines, causing an acute onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. […]

Can Flu Cause Organ Failure?

April 28, 2022 - One of the most dangerous complications of flu is organ failure. Organ failure can happen when having the flu creates a domino effect. The flu can trigger other problems or exacerbate symptoms of a chronic condition. What might start out as the flu can quickly become sepsis, pneumonia, or inflammation of the heart, brain, or […]

RNA, DNA and Flu Vaccines

April 28, 2022 - First, let’s cover the basics of DNA and RNA. Here is a quick explanation of what they are: DNA: “Deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, is a complex molecule that contains all of the information necessary to build and maintain an organism. All living things have DNA within their cells. In fact, nearly every […]

Health Equity and Flu

April 27, 2022 - One of FFF’s core beliefs is that everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other identifying information, deserves to be healthy. Because the health of one affects the health of all, we want EVERYONE to have the best chance at getting vaccinated, tested, and treated against influenza to avoid a potentially […]

Lessons Learned from COVID-19 for Flu Preparedness

April 14, 2022 - While Josiah Swenson was fighting for his life in the ICU with a severe case of influenza B in March 2020, his mother was forced to leave him in the hospital alone due to COVID-19 precautions. Over the last two years, many other families suffered from the double impacts of flu and COVID-19. Like the […]

How To Take Care of Yourself When Grieving

April 10, 2022 - There is nothing we can say that can immediately ease the loss of your loved one. But, there are others like you who have experienced a loss, and we know how to best take care of yourself during the grief process.  While everyone grieves differently, the following tips and recommendations will help you to cope […]

Improving Influenza Vaccines

April 9, 2022 - Seasonal flu vaccines are our best protection against a dangerous and potentially deadly disease. Because the flu virus mutates so quickly, scientists update the vaccine every year based on the strains that are circulating that season. However, one thing that hasn’t changed in years is the way seasonal flu vaccines are produced. Most influenza vaccines […]

Four Ways to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

April 4, 2022 - The single best way to protect yourself from seasonal flu is to get an annual flu vaccine. However, there are other ways to protect ourselves against the flu –especially if you are immunocompromised, if there’s an outbreak of flu in your community, or if there’s an influenza strain spreading with the potential to cause a […]
Stay Informed
Sign up for our Weekly Flu News and quarterly newsletter, Fighting Influenza, to stay up-to-date on the latest flu news.


You are required to accept all of the terms and conditions in this License Agreement in order to receive a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable, royalty-free license to use the FAMILIES FIGHTING FLU, INC. logo, displayed below (the “FFF Logo”), from Families Fighting Flu, Inc. (“FFF”). In order to accept these terms and conditions, you must click the “I Accept” button below.

  1. FFF hereby grants to you, and you accept, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable, royalty-free license to use the FFF Logo, which you may download and use solely in online and print earned media publications for a period of no more than six (6) months in the United States.
  2. You acknowledge that the FFF Logo is a valid trademark; that FFF is the sole owner of the FFF Logo; and that FFF retains all right, title, and interest in and to the FFF Logo. You agree that any and all use that you make of the FFF Logo, and any and all goodwill arising from your use of the FFF Logo, shall inure exclusively to the benefit of FFF.  You also agree that you shall not challenge the validity of the FFF Logo or FFF’s ownership or title thereto during the term of the License Agreement or thereafter.
  3. You agree that you shall use the FFF Logo only in the form shown above, and that you shall not alter, modify, change, or edit the FFF Logo in any manner.
  4. You acknowledge the valuable goodwill and reputation in the FFF Logo, and that it is essential that the high standards and reputation associated with the FFF Logo be maintained. You therefore agree to use the FFF Logo consistent with the highest standards of quality so as to protect and maintain the FFF Logo and FFF’s rights therein.
  5. FFF shall have the right to review and inspect your use of the FFF Logo at any time. FFF, in its sole discretion, may determine that you are not using the FFF Logo in an acceptable manner and require that you discontinue your use of the FFF Logo.  To the extent that FFF requires that you discontinue your use of the FFF Logo, you agree that you shall remove the FFF Logo from all online and print earned media publications as soon as practicable under the circumstances, and that you shall not use the FFF at any time in the future.
  6. You must include the following notice in connection with any use of the FFF Logo: “The Families Fighting Flu, Inc. logo is the registered trademark of Families Fighting Flu, Inc.”
I Accept