Toolkit: Flu & Chronic Health Conditions

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) published a new online toolkit developed to increase awareness about the dangers of influenza in U.S. adults with chronic health conditions and the importance of annual vaccination.

As you know, influenza (flu) is a contagious and potentially deadly virus that can result in serious complications for individuals living with certain chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, even when the conditions are well-controlled. Estimates indicate that 31% of US adults age 50-64, and 47% of those age 65 and older, have at least one chronic health condition that puts them at high risk for flu-related complications, including hospitalization, catastrophic disability, and even death.

To learn more and raise awareness about the dangers of flu in adults with chronic health conditions, use the below resources:

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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