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Help Prevent a COVID-19/Flu “Twindemic”

This year's flu season is kicking off at a time when COVID-19 rates are on the rise again. This means we could be at risk for a “twindemic.” The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) team has been getting our yearly flu vaccines and  our COVID-19 booster shots. Join us in fighting flu and COVID-19! Learn why it's important to get your flu and COVID-19 vaccines and what you can do to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the flu.

Keep Your Asthma Controlled During the Holidays

Many traditions and symbols of holiday cheer can be sources of unexpected asthma triggers. Use these tips to help reduce your chances of asthma symptoms during the holidays.

New and Improved AAFA Online Community

Our community has a new look! All your favorite features – blogs, support forums, Ask the Allergist knowledge database, shareable images – are now even easier to find and use.

AAFA’s mission is to save lives and reduce the burden of disease for people with asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education and research. AAFA’s online community is key to helping us fulfill that mission. The new, more visual layout will help us better serve all of our members. We have big plans for 2022 and want to make sure you have access to the support and programs you need.

Read FAQs: Helpful Tips to Get You Started to learn more about the recent updates and ask any questions.


A picture of Shreaya Madireddy, community ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Shreaya Madireddy (far right) and her family

Shreaya Madireddy is an active high school senior. She lives with asthma, eczema, and food and environmental allergies. She knows how isolating these conditions can be. Shreaya uses her voice and experience to speak for people with asthma and allergies as a Community Ambassador for AAFA.

Shreaya is helping AAFA advocate for better health care and treatments. As a teen, she has spoken in front of representatives from the FDA and Congress about the challenges of living with asthma and allergies.

With help from our Community Ambassadors, supporters, and donors, we can promote real and lasting change. Please join Shreaya in supporting AAFA by giving a year-end donation to save lives and help improve life with asthma and allergies

Read more about Shreaya and her dream of becoming an allergist/immunologist.


Updated Info on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that all adults age 18 and older get booster shots six months after their primary shot(s). Teens age 16 to 17 can now get Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots too. Read the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Latino People With Asthma and COVID-19

According to a new study, Latino people with asthma had higher rates of uncontrolled asthma after having COVID-19. They also had asthma symptoms for a longer time after the illness. Learn more about the study.

How Can We Help Kids Get Better Asthma Treatments?

Childhood asthma can have a significant impact on nearly every aspect of life. You can help drive the future of research on childhood asthma treatments. Take a short survey about managing childhood asthma for yourself or someone you care for to help kids living with asthma.


Real Stories About Chronic Cough on The Cough Chronicles

An educational resource sponsored by Merck

Affecting approximately 5% of adults in the United States, chronic cough is a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks in adults and can have a physical, social and emotional impact. People with the condition commonly cough in “bouts” they can’t control, and usually feel a strong urge to cough before a coughing bout starts.

Judy C. has been coughing for decades. “For me, coughing can be an everyday thing, many times a day.” Judy finds herself constantly apologizing for her cough, which she describes as something she can’t control. Watch as Judy shares her story in an effort to raise awareness of the condition.

Visit The Cough Chronicles, an educational resource where people can learn more about chronic cough and hear from others with similar experiences. You can also check out our recent blog on chronic cough, featuring Kathy Przywara, Senior Community Director at AAFA.

The Cough Chronicles is a partnership between AAFA, the American Lung Association and Merck to support those living with chronic cough.


We are grateful for our 2021 corporate sponsors. We sincerely appreciate their help that allows us to offer education, advocacy, research, and support to people with asthma and allergies. Thank you!







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Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Attic and Basement

You may know by now that indoor air quality is an important part of helping you manage asthma and allergies. But how do you manage areas of your home that get less traffic, like the attic or the basement?

Both areas have the right conditions for mold and dust to grow. And if you don't go in these areas often, these allergens have more time to collect. But you can keep them under control with the right steps and CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products. Learn ways to control allergies and asthma triggers in your attic and basement to help you have a healthier home overall.

Did You Miss Our Last Issue?

If you didn't get a chance to read our November 2021 issue, check it out to learn more about the first CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly laundry determ, managing nasal polyps, new asthma and allergy research, and more.

Thank you for your continued support.

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