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News from our friends at Families Fighting Flu

Check out the following items from our friends at Families Fighting Flu. They have some excellent resources to offer!

Participate in the Families Fighting Flu Survey!

FFF created an online survey to help gauge parents’ behaviors and attitudes about flu vaccination this flu season in comparison to previous non-pandemic seasons. By completing the survey, parents of children aged 6 months to 18 years will have the opportunity to win a $250 American Express gift card. One winner will be randomly selected and notified via e-mail by March 31, 2010. We encourage you to participate and spread the news to all eligible parents! The survey is available here from February 18 through March 12. We look forward to sharing the results.

Families Fighting Flu: A Guide For Parents

For important information about influenza, check out the blog Families Fighting Flu: A Guide for Parents by Jon Abramson, M.D. and his daughter Rebecca. Dr. Abramson, a medical advisor and ex-officio board member of FFF has been working in the area of influenza since 1981. Dr. Abramson and his daughter created this blog to educate parents and address some of the misinformation about the flu and flu vaccination.

 Did you know that three human influenza pandemics occurred in the 20th century, each resulting in illness in approximately 20 to 30 percent of the world population? You can read more about pandemics in the latest chapter, Pandemic Influenza Due to the 2009 Novel H1N1 Virus 

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