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6 Tips For Safer Thanksgiving Travel

November 22, 2021 - The following article is guest authored by Dr. Alexandria Yarborough, PharmD. She is a Pharmacy Manager in South Carolina and a Families Fighting Flu Advocate.  COVID-19 infections are on the rise as temperatures drop and holiday plans are made. Unfortunately, an estimated 100 million Americans have yet to receive a single dose of any COVID-19 […]

RSV Is Spreading – That’s Bad News for Flu Season

September 8, 2021 - Respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, is currently spreading across the US at an unusual time. RSV is a respiratory virus that typically spreads during flu season and is so common that the CDC states that most children have a case of RSV by the time they are two. But RSV can be serious, […]

Fears of a Twindemic: Don’t Delay Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations

August 31, 2021 - Last year, Families Fighting Flu and health officials warned of a “twindemic” of COVID-19 and flu. The fear was that as cases of COVID-19 continued to rise, and we were awaiting a COVID-19 vaccine, flu would also spread and there wouldn’t be enough hospital beds, ICU beds, ECMO machines, or ventilators. Thankfully, that never happened. […]

FFF Institutes Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination Policy For 2021-2022 Flu Season

August 18, 2021 - Families Fighting Flu was founded in 2004 by families whose loved ones died of influenza. We strive to increase awareness about the seriousness of the disease and to reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths caused by the flu each year. Our goal is to increase flu vaccination rates for all people eligible to receive […]
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mRNA Technology Offers Hope for Flu Vaccine Advancements

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August 5, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic made vaccines a daily topic in news, popular culture, and even conversations among friends. Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology in particular was thrust in the spotlight as two COVID-19 vaccines using mRNA, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, were authorized for emergency use by the FDA. mRNA vaccines are a new approach to vaccination, but […]
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InFLUencer Jeb S. Teichman is Motivated by the Memory of His Son

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July 12, 2021 - Jeb S. Teichman, M.D., is a Families Fighting Flu medical advisor and practiced pediatric medicine for 22 years in Southern Indiana before moving into the managed care setting. He has served the Kentuckiana community for 35 years and will continue to do so in some capacity in retirement. Since losing his adult son, Brent, to […]

InFLUencer Deb Maitre Shares Her Passion for Flu Vaccinations

June 10, 2021 - Debra A. Maitre, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NEA-BC, is a Families Fighting Flu medical advisor and currently teaches in graduate nursing programs across the country.  Deb has done extensive research and education on influenza vaccination for health care professionals and is passionate about improving vaccination rates among health care professionals and patients alike. The 2009 […]
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Top 5 Ways Companies Can Help Prevent Flu and Protect Workers

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May 13, 2021 - The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is well under way and businesses are considering when and how to safely bring people back to the workplace. As we move into this next phase of living with COVID-19, companies must also consider the next flu season, and the role they play in keeping employees protected from the flu. […]

National Infant Immunization Week 2021: A Reminder to Protect Your Family

April 22, 2021 - COVID-19 has made it challenging for many families with young children to stay on top of well-child visits and recommended vaccine schedules. As a result, childhood vaccination rates fell in the U.S. This year for National Infant Immunization Week (April 24-May 1), we are reminding families that annual flu vaccination is the best way to […]
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Protecting Our Families Amidst Unanswered Questions

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April 13, 2021 - Charlotte A. Moser is the assistant director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is the co-author of Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction. It has been a challenging year to be a vaccine scientist and communicator. As assistant director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, […]

FAQs: Can I Get My COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine at the Same Time?

April 8, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked questions about vaccines, including flu vaccines. Stay tuned as we share updates and answer common questions about the flu as it relates to COVID-19. Can I Get My Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time? Yes! While originally the CDC and others did not recommend getting any vaccine at […]

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