August 29, 2023

Flu Awareness Night at Nationals Game with Flu Bugs on Field

Bethesda, MD (August 29, 2023)—The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), in partnership with the Washington Nationals, will kick off 2023-2024 influenza (flu) awareness activities at the 9th Annual Flu Awareness Night at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the nearly sold out Washington Nationals game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. NFID will be recognized as the nonprofit of the night and $5 of each ticket purchase will be donated to support the NFID mission.

NFID has sponsored the annual event since 2012, skipping 2020-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the NFID campaign to increase flu awareness and encourage everyone age 6 months and older to get an annual flu vaccine, the NFID Flu Bugs will greet fans to help spread prevention messages. NFID will also debut a new public service announcement (PSA) video, Are You That Person?, which will air on the Nats Jumbotron.

The deadline to purchase tickets to support NFID is Friday, September 1, 2023. For more information on how you can help fight flu (and other respiratory diseases) this season, visit

About the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Founded in 1973, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and engaging the public, communities, and healthcare professionals about infectious diseases across the lifespan. For additional information, visit

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