Tag Archives: National Influenza Vaccination Week

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…

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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 […]

Tackle the Flu This Football Season: #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu!

To raise awareness about the importance of flu prevention, NFID has partnered with the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to present the 2018 Outland Trophy as part of a public awareness campaign timed to coincide with the 2018-2019 flu season and football season…

Brittany’s Story: A Young Life Lost to Influenza

Seven months ago, I lost my beautiful daughter, Brittany Danielle Andersen, at the age of 20.  I’m sharing her story so that parents and young adults will know that the flu doesn’t just affect young kids and old people.  It can take anyone, at any age…

Why Aren’t College Students Getting Flu Shots?

Through our collective efforts, we truly believe that we can build a future where college students recognize their risk for influenza, are motivated to get vaccinated annually, and feel empowered to build healthy habits for a lifetime.

Helping Older Adult Patients #FightFlu

As a family physician, flu season is a busy time. Whether it is school-aged children who catch the flu from their classmates or older adults who come into contact with the virus during their daily routines, my office is full of patients who are feeling under the weather…

Tips for Having Positive Conversations with Parents About the Flu Vaccine

As pediatricians, family doctors, public health advocates, clinicians, nurses, and medical assistants, we remain parents’ most trusted source of information about vaccines. We have the profound opportunity to help support parents in understanding and confidently choosing to vaccinate their children on schedule and on time.