Shelle Allen, President, Families Fighting Flu (a national, nonprofit, advocacy organization dedicated to protecting children, families, and communities against the flu) will discuss the importance of flu vaccines and help families plan for it. Shelle has a personal connection to this issue. Her daughter, Madi Allen, was placed on life support when she was 12 years old as a result of influenza and even had part of her left lung removed more than a decade later due to long-term effects. For information on the Mission: To save lives and reduce hospitalizations by protecting children, families, and communities against influenza. go to Familiesfightingflu.org
Joining Shelle will be Gregg Sylvester, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Seqirus, a global leader in influenza prevention, which is partnering with Families Fight Flu, urging them to take a “Promise” to stay on track for flu vaccines.
Dr. Gregg Sylvester has led Seqirus Medical Affairs since 2016, overseeing the global team that scientifically differentiates our vaccines by generating Real World Evidence and presenting Seqirus research to national vaccine recommending organizations. Gregg has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, government, and patient care. For more information go to https://www.seqirus.com/
Our last guest is new author Fionne Foxxe Farraday. Today she discusses her new book the first in the series “Kairn: Mates of the Alliance”. The background of her story in becoming a writer is Fionne had a medical scare in March 2020. She was placed on medical leave for a total of six weeks. A health care worker in the ICU, Fionne came back to work during the dark days of the first Covid -19 surge. Work and health issues became an increasing source of stress as her team lost countless patients to Covid-19. Fionne began to write as an outlet as an escape. At least in her books, she could fashion the fictional happy ending which the health care providers were desperately unsuccessfully trying to provide in the harsh reality of a world stricken with Covid. Always an avid reader, Fionne became a compulsive writer. Her little escape began as a rough outline, but Daria and Kairn took on lives of their own and the book nearly wrote itself. Her characters are warriors serving with dedication and valor. They battle a villainous empire and are on the front lines of medicine. This book in this series is a love letter to the health care workers who keep fighting the good fight in the face of staggering odds. And to our military because of their sacrifice, we can live our lives. Filled with hope, laughter, and the occasional tear, Fionne invites you to join Daria and Kairn on their wild and wonderful ride. Meet the rest of their Friends and growing Family who impatiently want to share their own stories. Look for the release on Amazon soon. You will love the book I did!!