National Flu Campaign (NFC)
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is launching one of the most comprehensive flu programs ever in its history due to the COVID-19 virus.
Our messaging campaign will be targeted at African American and Latino families with an emphasis on but not limited to African American children, pregnant women, the disabled, the homeless, and African American and Latino men over 60.
National Black Church Initiative National Flu Campaign One Pager .pdf [135kb]
We all are at risk for getting and spreading the flu. Having the flu may keep you home from work or school, not to mention making you feel pretty miserable for a week or two. If you have asthma or other lung diseases, you are at higher risk of developing complications from the flu.
Flu Risk Factors
Influenza is a very serious illness for anyone at high risk. Certain diseases that place people at high risk include:
- diabetes or other chronic metabolic disorder
- morbid obesity
- diseases (HIV, AIDS) or treatments (steroids, chemotherapy) that suppress immunity
Given the extraordinary mortality and morbidity of the African American and Latino communities due to the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to make sure that all vulnerable populations within our 150,000 black churches, which constitutes 27.7 million churchgoers, are protected from the common flu and vaccinated.
The New Flu - Harvard Medical School. As the annual influenza season gets underway, how can we protect ourselves and our families from a highly contagious and dangerous virus? Since flu strains change each year, it's important to be aware of the symptoms, the best preventive measures and the newest treatment options available.
Infectious disease expert Daniel Kuritzkes will discuss current recommendations on how to stay healthy and flu-free in the months ahead.
Informational, 1-minute-50-second video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that raises awareness about important influenza (flu) prevention actions, including receiving a flu vaccine every year. Preventive actions, including covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and limiting your contact with others if you become sick, can also help prevent the spread of flu.
Please check out CDC guidelines -- Rev. Anthony Evans, M.Div
Strategies to Avoid the Flu by Black Health Matters .pdf [109kb]
Why the Flu is Being Called A Silent Killer .pdf [838kb]