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Comment Policy

Families Fighting Flu uses social and digital media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube) to share flu-related information, including stories of people who have suffered or died from flu and evidence-based ways to prevent and treat flu. We are a pro-vaccine organization that aims to share information that can help reduce flu-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths.

We recognize that the sharing of scientific, evidence-based information can spark questions and comments. We encourage fans to share their thoughts, questions, and opinions in a respectful manner. When possible and as appropriate, we will respond to questions and comments that are genuine and related to the topic. However, comments that are anti-science in nature, made with the intention to propagate misinformation, do not warrant a response and may be hidden or deleted.

We cannot moderate all comments on all channels at all times and comment moderation may be delayed in some instances. Comments containing the following content may be hidden or deleted:

  • Anti-vaccination statements intended to propagate misinformation 
  • Promotion of non-evidence based methods to prevent or treat influenza
  • Hate speech
  • Vulgar or profane language
  • Attacks on any specific person, including families featured by Families Fighting Flu
  • Spam posts
  • Comments from profiles that appear to be automated and/or from “bot” accounts
  • Comments designed to undermine scientific information
  • Information unrelated to the post
  • Attempts to sell a product or service

Families Fighting Flu reserves the right to hide or delete comments for any reason not listed above at their discretion.

Medical Disclaimer

The information shared by Families Fighting Flu on social and digital media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube), including this website, is not intended for use as a substitution for personal medical care or medical advice. Please contact your trusted healthcare professional with questions and concerns about flu. 

Page last reviewed: May 2020.

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