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  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    November 6, 2014 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • Flu Season - Time to Get Vaccinated
    October 8, 2014 - Flu season has just begun, so now is the time to get vaccinated against influenza, a potentially life-threatening disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination.
  • Adults Need Vaccinations Too
    August 26, 2014 - August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Many adults think they no longer need immunizations—as a result, a significant number of adults are not current on vaccinations that can protect their health and prevent serious illnesses. That’s why the American Lung Association is working with Pfizer to help dispel the myth that vaccines are just for children.
  • Fight for Air with Christmas Seals
    November 12, 2013 - The holiday season is here, and for many, the season just wouldn’t be the same without American Lung Association Christmas Seals®. This holiday season, you can help Christmas Seals again deliver a message of health and hope across America.
  • Flu Season - Time to Get Vaccinated
    September 24, 2013 - Flu season has just begun, so now is the time to get vaccinated against influenza, a potentially life-threatening disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination.
  • There is still time to get vaccinated against the flu!
    February 4, 2013 - Flu activity on the rise. Widespread activity has been reported in 42 states. There is still time to get vaccinated against the flu. As long as the influenza virus is circulating, it is beneficial to get immunized.
  • Everyone is a "Face" of Influenza: Now is the Time to Get Vaccinated
    September 24, 2012 - The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination. Actress Sarah Chalke has joined the American Lung Association to help raise immunization rates through the Faces of Influenza campaign.
  • Add a Flu Shot to your List of New Year’s Resolutions!
    November 28, 2011 - It’s not too late for family members of all generations to get vaccinated against influenza. That is why the American Lung Association is spreading the message about the importance of influenza vaccination throughout the winter months and beyond as part of its Faces of Influenza campaign.
  • Everyone is a “Face” of Influenza: Now is the Time to get Vaccinated
    September 23, 2011 - The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination. The American Lung Association is helping to raise immunization rates by collaborating with Sanofi Pasteur on its Faces of Influenza campaign, to encourage everyone to see themselves and those they love as the “faces” of influenza.
  • Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against The Flu: Get Vaccinated Now!
    January 25, 2011 - With winter upon us, now is the time to get vaccinated against the flu if you haven’t done so already. Many scientists and physicians believe flu activity is prevalent during winter months because people are in more confined spaces, allowing the virus to be more easily transmitted from person-to-person.
  • Today is Older Adults Vaccination Day
    December 9, 2010 - The American Lung Association is pleased to recognize today as National Influenza Vaccination Week’s Older Adults Vaccination Day. In an effort to increase influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates, the Lung Association issued its latest health disparity report today, titled “Missed Opportunities: Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Older Adults.”
  • Flu News -- Straight Facts about H1N1 and the 2010-11 Flu Season
    September 2, 2010 - Last year’s outbreak of the pandemic H1N1influenza - often called “swine flu” - made the last flu season more complicated, and more worrisome than usual.
  • New Flu Vaccine Option for Adults 65 Years and Older
    July 26, 2010 - Influenza can have severe consequences for the elderly, including hospitalization and death. Adults 65 years of age and older are among the groups hardest hit by influenza, and annual vaccination remains the best protection, particularly for this population. However, as people age, their immune function tends to decrease, which makes older adults not only more susceptible to infections, but also less responsive to vaccination.
  • Children with Asthma at Greater Risk from H1N1
    November 24, 2009 - Children with asthma are at greater risk to develop serious symptoms from H1N1 (swine) flu than from seasonal flu, according to a new study. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a new Canadian study found that children hospitalized with H1N1 were more likely to have asthma (22%) compared to children hospitalized with seasonal flu (6%). However, severity of asthma did not seem to affect risk for H1N1.
  • American Lung Association Urges “Faces” of Influenza to Help Prevent Seasonal Flu by Getting Vaccinated
    November 4, 2009 - The American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza campaign, now in its fourth year, is designed to help Americans see themselves as “faces” of influenza – those who are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get vaccinated every year.
  • Influenza and H1N1 – ALERT for People with Lung Disease and Their Caregivers
    October 16, 2009 - People with lung disease like asthma and COPD are at particular risk to develop serious symptoms from both seasonal flu and H1N1 (swine) flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than half of adults hospitalized with the H1N1 strain of influenza had conditions such as asthma and chronic lung diseases.
  • Kristi Yamaguchi Urges Vaccination to Help Protect Families from Seasonal Influenza
    September 15, 2009 - As national spokesperson for the American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza program, Kristi encourages all families to make sure their loved ones are vaccinated as soon as possible.