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:
With flu activity on the rise and vaccination rates lagging across the US, NFID is reminding everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu
Leading national experts at the 2023 National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Annual News Conference: Preventing Disease this Fall and Winter emphasized the importance of vaccination to help prevent disease and protect public health …