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Time for an Annual Flu Vaccine

Special thanks to Debra Houry, MD, MPH, acting principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for this guest blog post on the importance of annual influenza (flu) vaccination …

Why #FightFlu?

CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and older receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccine. Yet, a recent NFID survey found that 44 percent of US adults are either unsure or do not plan to get vaccinated against flu during the 2021-2022 flu season. We asked NFID Leading By Example partners who participated in the 2021 NFID flu vaccine clinic to share their thoughts around the importance of getting vaccinated to help #FightFlu …

Getting Vaccinated Is Good for Your Heart

In honor of American Heart Month, NFID and the American Heart Association (AHA)—a proud supporter of the NFID Keep Up The Rates campaign—encourage individuals with chronic conditions to receive all of their recommended vaccines, despite delays that may have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic …

Why Adults with Heart Disease Need an Annual Flu Vaccine

In the US, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, making it one of the leading causes of death. To help raise awareness about the importance of heart-healthy lifestyles, including annual influenza (flu) vaccination, American Heart Month is observed each February …

The Urgent Need to Build Vaccine Confidence among US Black Adults

Only 49 percent of US Black adults plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and 54 percent have received or plan to get an influenza (flu) vaccine during the 2020-2021 flu season. These findings were among the results of a new survey of US Black adults conducted by NFID to better understand beliefs about COVID-19 and flu, as well as attitudes and practices around vaccination …

Tips for Staying Safe This Halloween

As if Halloween weren’t scary enough, respiratory viruses can also haunt trick-or-treating traditions. Although some Halloween activities may increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza (flu), there are things you can do to help protect yourself and your family while still having fun…

Safe Voting Tips: Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and Flu

The 2020 elections bring a new set of challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Large crowds and longer wait times for in-person voting can increase the risk of spreading respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and influenza (flu). But there are steps you can take to protect yourself and others…