Flu Concern High This Season, But Actions Remain Low

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently conducted a national flu preparedness survey as part of the “Why Weather Flu?” campaign to remind all that there is no need to weather the flu. Flu is preventable and treatable; however, among those surveyed, 41% indicated that they wait to receive a flu vaccine until after flu hits their local area. And when sick with flu, only 32% would contact a healthcare professional despite knowing that flu is treatable.

The campaign also includes a series of #FightFlu memes to share on social media channels to spread the word. Learn more about the campaign and steps you can take to help prevent the spread of flu this season.

The infographic below represents highlights of the survey results:

FluSurveyInforgraphic_11.24.14_FINALTo join the conversation, follow us on Twitter (@nfidvaccines) using the hashtag #FightFlu, like us on Facebook, and join the NFID Linkedin Group.