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Influenza Vaccination Is Critical for Patients with Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US—each year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. American Heart Month is an ideal time to raise awareness about the importance of heart-healthy lifestyle choices, including annual influenza (flu) vaccination.

Join the Conversation: It’s Still Flu Season

To raise awareness about the importance of annual flu vaccination, NFID participated in two recent Twitter chats to share valuable resources about flu prevention and treatment. Read more to view highlights of the chats…

Tackling The Flu: A Team Effort

Mark May, 2019 NFID #FightFlu ambassador and former Outland Trophy winner, urges football fans to get vaccinated and help spread awareness, not flu

Flu Is Not Fashionable!

NFID partnered with Metropolitan Fashion Week LA to spread awareness about flu prevention as part of an annual awareness campaign

Leading By Example To Help #FightFlu & #PreventPneumo

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II led by example at the 2019 NFID Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference in Washington, DC to urge everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu each year

Help Strike Out Flu This Season!

As part of an annual campaign to increase awareness about the importance of influenza (flu) prevention, NFID kicked off its 2019-2020 flu season awareness activities at the 8th Annual Flu Awareness Night at Nationals Park

Maternal Immunization: Protecting Pregnant Women…and Babies

Most pregnant women get lots of advice to ensure that both they and their baby are healthy. One of the most important pieces of advice should be to get vaccinated against preventable diseases which are more dangerous for them and their newborns than other individuals…

2014-15 Influenza Season: A Year to Remember

Like most children’s hospitals, Children’s of MN received a high number of infectious diseases cases this flu season and sadly, four children died in our hospital of influenza this year, also a new record…They were toddlers to teens, healthy and with chronic conditions, and mostly unvaccinated.

A Son’s Life Cut Short By Influenza

My son, Jacob Ryan Schmidt of Baytown, TX, was a semi-pro competitive martial arts expert, strong as a bull, and enjoying life as a family man. In April of 2010, at the age of 27, he succumbed to complications from H1N1 influenza. He had not been vaccinated against the illness. Jacob was not someone you’d expect to fall ill to…