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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.


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!"

Lindsey Basham, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Kathleen beard, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

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

Janet German, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

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"

Diane Harkins, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Debbie Hayes, in honor of Madi Allen, flu survivor

Alissa Kanowitz, in memory of Amanda Kanowitz

Lexi Kanowitz, in memory of Amanda Kanowitz

Greg Kantor 

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."

Amber McCarthy, in memory of Ayzlee McCarthy

Jennifer Miller, in honor of Caroline Miller

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"

Jessica Richman, in memory of Cayden Smith

Erin Slattery, in honor of Families Fighting Flu Advocates

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

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

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