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Families Rejoice in CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Vote for Universal Childhood Influenza Vaccination
Date:2/27/2008

Diane McGowan, board member of Families Fighting Flu; her 15-year-old son, Martin, died from influenza in 2005. "Each death is an unnecessary loss that impacts a family, a school, and a community. This universal childhood recommendation will result in many more children being vaccinated and thus more lives being saved. I can't help but think that had a recommendation been in place when Martin was alive I would have had him vaccinated and he may still be here today," continued McGowan.

About Families Fighting Flu, Inc.

Families Fighting Flu, Inc. (FFF) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization established in 2004, that is made up of families and healthcare practitioners who have experienced first-hand the death of a child due to the flu, or have had a child experience severe medical complications from the flu. FFF is dedicated to educating people about the severity of influenza and the importance of vaccinating children against the flu every year. Through education and advocacy, we hope to improve the rates of annual childhood influenza vaccinations and help reduce the number of childhood illnesses and deaths caused by the flu each year. For more information about Families Fighting Flu, go to http://www.familiesfightingflu.org.

Families Fighting Flu, Inc. is made possible by unrestricted grants from MedImmune, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, sanofi pasteur, Novartis Vaccines, CSL Biotherapies, and The Clorox Company.


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