Category Influenza

Immunization Challenges on College Campuses

Based on living conditions and social behaviors, college students are at higher risk for certain infections. While the risks are clear, there are challenges to ensuring this population is up-to-date on recommended vaccines…

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Don’t Be A Dreaded Spreader!

Recent news reports show high influenza (flu) activity across the US. NFID urges everyone age 6 months and older to take 3 important steps to #FightFlu and avoid spreading (flu) to others…

Football Fans: #GetVaccinated to Help #FightFlu This Year and Every Year!

Getting an annual flu vaccine is a good way to protect yourself and other people you come into contact with—whether it’s your family, neighbor, teammate, or even members of the opposing team…

Most US Adults Unaware of the Dangers of Flu for Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions

Know anyone with heart disease? Did you know their risk of a heart attack increases by up to 10 times in the days and weeks following acute influenza (flu) infection? If you did not know, you are certainly not alone. A new national survey commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) found that less […]

Alexa, Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Last year, 185 children in the US died from influenza (flu) infections or related complications. And like many seasons before, almost 80% of those children who died did not get a flu shot…

‘Tis The Season To Be Thankful (For Vaccines!)

As the holiday season approaches, many will prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. People with diabetes are more susceptible to contagious illnesses, so pre-holiday visits are an opportune time to educate patients and promote vaccination…

The Impact of Pharmacists as Frontline Immunizers

While 46 states currently allow pharmacists to administer all recommended vaccines and all 50 states allow flu vaccines to be given, many states continue to place barriers between patients and pharmacists as immunizers, primarily by age and/or prescription restrictions…