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Experts Weigh In on the COVID-19 Vaccine

With reports of reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, many people with asthma and allergies have questions. In a video chat, doctors from our Medical Scientific Council answered common questions about the vaccine and what this news means for people with asthma and allergies.

U.S. Asthma Guidelines Have Changed

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced updates to the clinical guidelines used to diagnose and manage asthma. AAFA had the chance to represent the patient voice in this update. Read a summary of the new asthma guidelines.

5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Home

The holidays can bring some unexpected asthma and allergy triggers into your home. Use our checklist of CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products and tips to make your home both healthier and festive.


In a year marked by uncertainty, we just wanted to say “thanks.”

Like many of you, AAFA has navigated through many overlapping crises this year.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic that has spiraled into a public health emergency and economic recession 
  • A climate crisis that has led to extreme weather patterns, record-breaking wildfires, and massive health impacts related to natural disasters and air pollution 
  • Widespread upheaval over racial injustices that has once again unmasked long-standing racial disparities in health
People with asthma and allergies have been significantly impacted by all of 2020’s emergencies. You helped us support our community through these challenges. Will you also consider helping us face the challenges of the coming year?

donation to AAFA means a donation for a community in great need.


Congress Passes the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act

Thanks to the passing of the the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act, schools will now be encouraged to have healthier settings for students with asthma and allergies. AAFA has been advocating for this act for a long time, and we are thrilled to see this finally make its way to the president to be signed into law. Learn more about what's in this law.


We are grateful for our 2020 corporate sponsors. We sincerely appreciate their help that allows us to offer education, advocacy, and support to people with asthma and allergies. Thank you!













Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron



Our partners at the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute are conducting a research study called AFFORD (Asthma in Families Facing Out-of-Pocket Requirements Due to COVID-19). 

Who: We are looking for people who have lost insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic and have asthma and/or care for a child with asthma.

What: This study looks at the effect of an insurance navigation assistance program on helping people with asthma regain coverage. The navigation assistance will include online information and the opportunity to get insurance information from trained navigators from AAFA.   

If you are qualified and chosen to participate in this study, you will receive all study-related interventions at no cost! You will also be reimbursed for your time participating in this study. 

Learn more and find out if you qualify to participate.

Thank you for your continued support.

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