Keep Flu out of School is a school-based program designed to raise awareness about the burden of influenza (flu) and the benefits of annual flu vaccination.
This program began in 2013 as a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), Families Fighting Flu (FFF), and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases – Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (NFID). The long-term outcomes of the project were to: ensure that elementary school children receive an annual influenza vaccination; reduce childhood immunization barriers; and, ultimately increase influenza vaccination coverage rates among children in elementary school – grades K-5.
Currently, FFF is expanding the Keep Flu out of School program to reach students in Grades K -12, colleges, and universities by engaging with school and student health administrators. Together, we can help keep students schools healthy and flu-free! We encourage student healthcare administrators use our educational materials and digital resources to help educate students and parents about the importance of flu prevention. Please contact us for additional support!
Examples of educational resources created to support the program include:
- Flyers that include FFF family stories and flu facts
- Educational worksheets and associated user's guides for Grades K-2 and 3-5
- Flu Fighter stickers
- Flu vaccine FAQs