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2009-10-19 08:15:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Novel H1N1 influenza has raised parents' awareness and concern about seasonal influenza, increasing the likelihood that they will get their children vaccinated compared to past years, according to a recent national survey commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Yet, while mothers view seasonal flu vaccine as safe and effective, significant barriers remain, causing some to leave their children unprotected. Based...

2009-10-15 09:00:00

DENVER, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Health experts recommend annual influenza vaccination for nearly 250 million people in the U.S. Despite this recommendation, influenza immunization rates fall far short every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 28,842 to 115,368 Denver residents will suffer from influenza in an average year. To encourage local immunization, the American Lung Association in Colorado (ALAC) is hosting a vaccination...

2009-10-13 08:22:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of "healthy competition," the American Lung Association in Minnesota is teaming up with the Minneapolis and St. Paul Fire Departments to raise awareness about the seriousness of seasonal influenza and the importance of vaccination this year. Minneapolis Fire Chief Alex Jackson and St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler will initiate an influenza vaccination "challenge" to get as many employees and firefighters immunized...

2009-10-08 10:00:00

TAMPA, Fla. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Rick Baker and members of St. Petersburg City Council are partnering with the American Lung Association in Florida Gulfcoast area on its Faces of Influenza educational initiative to kick off the 2009-2010 influenza season in Tampa/St. Petersburg. In support of the initiative, Mayor Baker and other City Council members will designate a portion of the October 8 City Council meeting to receive their annual seasonal...

2009-10-02 07:00:00

MIAMI, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association of Florida-South Area is kicking off its 2009-2010 Faces of Influenza initiative by conducting a public influenza panel discussion to help Miami area residents understand the seriousness of seasonal influenza and the importance of annual vaccination. The meeting will address the latest flu statistics and benefits of vaccination, especially among high-risk groups. The recent A (H1N1) outbreak is a strong reminder that...

2009-09-29 15:53:00

DALLAS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medalist, "Dancing with the Stars" winner and mother Kristi Yamaguchi visited the Metroplex to help the American Lung Association of the Central States' Faces of Influenza campaign raise awareness about the importance of annual influenza vaccination and help community members prepare for the upcoming flu season. This year, public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are recommending seasonal...

2009-09-28 08:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate Detroit area residents about the importance of annual seasonal influenza vaccination the American Lung Association of Michigan is kicking-off the 2009-2010 Faces of Influenza initiative in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area by partnering with the Washtenaw Immunization Action Coalition (WIAC) to conduct two influenza panel discussions scheduled for September 28 and October 5. The meetings will address the latest flu statistics and...

2009-09-23 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend seasonal influenza vaccination as the first line of defense this year in protecting against the influenza virus. To help educate Cleveland area residents about the importance of annual seasonal influenza vaccination, the American Lung Association of Ohio is partnering with the Cleveland Department of Public Health to kick off the 2009-2010 influenza season....

2009-09-21 07:30:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend seasonal influenza vaccination as the first line of defense this year in protecting against the influenza virus. The American Lung Association of the Central States is kicking off its 2009-2010 Faces of Influenza initiative in Kansas City and is supporting local public health efforts to get Greater Kansas City Metro area residents vaccinated against...

2009-09-11 14:03:42

Prevention and treatment of pneumonia are critical to reducing child mortality, reaching Millennium Development Goal 4 New World Health Organization data to be published in this week's edition of the Lancet will shed new light on two leading causes of pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children under age 5, both globally and within specific countries. The results, which are the first ever available at the country level, are expected to serve as a clarion call to developing country...