Mission: To save lives and reduce hospitalizations by protecting children, families, and communities against influenza.
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Handwritten Flu Vaccination Promise Wall

Slide I promise to get vaccinated each and every year, but especially this year. As COVID-19 continues to dominate hospitals and change our lives, we want to do everything we can to keep communities safe from the flu, which can also be deadly. Slide Getting a flu vaccine is an act of kindness to protect those who are more vulnerable to getting hospitalized or dying from the flu. WHY MAKE THE PROMISE?

Slide I promise to get vaccinated each and every year, but especially this year. As COVID-19 continues to dominate hospitals and change our lives, we want to do everything we can to keep communities safe from the flu, which can also be deadly. Slide Getting a flu vaccine is an act of kindness to protect those who are more vulnerable to getting hospitalized or dying from the flu. Slide While the flu shot isn't perfect, I promise to get vaccinated because I'll take any protection I can get. Slide As a bereaved parent, I promise to get vaccinated so that no one has to bury their child when there is a safe and effective vaccine. WHY MAKE THE PROMISE?

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Below is a list of people that have made the Families Fighting Flu Vaccination Promise: a promise to get their annual flu vaccine in order to protect themselves, their family, and their community this flu season!
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Ethan Wehrkamp holding a photo of his sister, Gianna, who lost her life to the flu.

Ethan promises to get his yearly vaccine in memory of his sister, Gianna, who lost her life to influenza when she was 2 years old. Read Gianna's story here.


Ameia, "Ameia is my 5 year granddaughter and JJ's cousin. She was scared but she got her flu shot today. No one of any age should succumb to the flu, especially children. JJ was almost 3 when he passed away from H1N1. He had undiagnosed asthma which may have made him more susceptible to the flu even though he was vaccinated. We don't know always who is vulnerable to disease so why take the chance? It could be me or some I love or someone you love. STOP the spread and get your vaccine!"

Madi Allen

Shelle Allen, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor, "We must make FLU vaccination a priority... This is one good way to do that!"

Steve Allen, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor, "Help by doing your part!"

Tracy Anderson

Lindsey Basham, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

John Basham, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Kathleen Beard, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Sherrie Bitterman, in honor of Florence, "Protecting myself and my community!"

Erica DeWald, in memory of Joseph Marotta

Shoshana Fishbein, "Getting vaccinated is an act of compassion for those who are unable to get vaccinated themselves, including children under 6 months old"

Patricia Gartin, "Common sense!"

Janet German, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Robert Goldberg

Sharon, Frank, and Evan Gonzales, in memory of Brandon Gonzales, "Our dear sweet angel Brandon, we get our flu shot in your honor. We miss you more than words can say. We love you! -Mom, dad and little brother"

Sandra Gregory, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor, "Your family are the people most likely to give you the flu and I don’t want to give the flu to my family"

Leah Samuel-Haltrecht "As a teacher, I want to not only protect me but also my students and my family"

Diane Harkins, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Malea Harney, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Jack Harney, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Debbie Hayes, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

" Everyone should get the flu vaccine each year to update their protection. It is the best way to prevent getting the flu. Vaccines work. Vaccines are safe."

 

Alissa Kanowitz, in memory of Amanda Kanowitz

Lexi Kanowitz, in memory of Amanda Kanowitz

Greg Kantor

Mary Koslap-Petraco, "I get the flu shot to keep me healthy and to prevent my patients family and friends from getting influenza"

Nancy L, "To prevent me from getting the flu and protect my family, especially my 3 little grandchildren."

Elizabeth Nelson Lahn, in memory of JJ Neiman-Brown

"Annual flu vaccination is critical to protect not just yourself, your loved ones, and your community (especially those who are most vulnerable, including children, adults age 65+, and individuals with certain chronic health conditions), but also to reduce additional strain on the US healthcare system"

 

Eugene Langerfeld, "Because I don't wanna get sick"

Joe Lastinger, in memory of Emily Lastinger

Amy Libman, in memory of JJ Neiman-Brown, "There are no words to describe the loss of my great-nephew JJ. No child should ever die from influenza again. Maybe if the person who infected JJ was vaccinated JJ would be alive today. Be that person who gets vaccinated and saves a life."

Trish M, "I’m very interested in getting other people vaccinated and want to bring them all in!"

Debra Maitre, in honor of her friends and family, "Vaccination for influenza is critical to stopping the spread of influenza and saving lives. My wish is for there to be no preventable deaths from influenza!"

Leksey Maltzman

Amber McCarthy, in memory of Ayzlee McCarthy

Jennifer Miller, in honor of Caroline Miller

Laura Mueser, in memory of JJ Neiman-Brown, "Our healthcare workers need a break."

Elizabeth Neiman, in memory of JJ Neiman-Brown

Patricia Neiman, in memory of JJ Neiman-Brown, "Got my shot today!"

Betsy Peterson, MD, in honor of my family, my young patients, my friends and myself, "Vaccines Save Lives! Don’t combine flu with COVID - get vaccinated for both! My vaccine protects me and those around me"

Kassidy Peterson, "Flu vaccines save lives!"

Gustavo Reyes

Jessica Richman, in memory of Cayden Smith

Rachel Rochelson, in honor of her grandmother, "Because I survived swine flu in 2009"

Vira Silknitter, in memory of Elizabeth Terese Cover

Erin Slattery, in honor of Families Fighting Flu Advocates

Jess Solomon, in memory of her grandparents, "To ensure that no person has to die from the flu ever again"

Doris Stein, in memory of Jessica Stein

Gary Stein, in memory of Jessica Stein

Eric Stein, in memory of Jessica Stein

Johnny Stein, in memory of Jessica Stein

Katie Stein, in memory of Jessica Stein

Brooks Theobald, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor 

Robert Till, "It’s required for school! It saves lives and will ensure I make it to graduation"

Claire Adrina-Tucci, in memory of JJ Neiman-Brown

Dana V, "Flu vaccine is important to me in order to protect my loved ones."

Jennifer Ward, in memory of Madison Romero, "Vaccination is important to me because I don’t want anyone to experience the loss that our family has."

Louetta Wardell, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Angie Wehrkamp, in memory of Gianna Wehrkamp, "Vaccines save lives. A simple vaccine may have saved Gianna's life"

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