Once again, it’s that time of year. No matter where you go there’s always someone who’s had the flu or is fighting a cold. That can keep you on edge wondering if there is anything you can do to avoid getting sick.
In fact, statistics report that each year up to 20% of people across the US will get the flu, and more than 200,000 Americans will be hospitalized for flu-related complications annually!
With that kind of data, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Theraflu® realized the essential need to be prepared to keep families healthy during the cold and flu season. Everything came together when actor, musician and TV personality Nick Cannon joined forces with Novartis as spokesperson, and the 5-step Novartis Fluprint™program was launched!
Regarding the topic of colds and flu, Nick noted, “I’m constantly traveling and on-the go, so I can’t afford to let cold and flu symptoms slow me down, especially when I’m working or taking care of my family. That’s why I always stay flu-ready by getting vaccinated every year and having Theraflu® products on-hand, and this season, I wanted to do something to help all Americans get flu-ready too, so I’m asking everyone to join me in the fight against the cold and flu; visit and Like the Theraflu® Facebook page today.”
Additionally, for every “Like” on the Theraflu® Facebook page, Novartis will donate $1 up to $100,000 to Families Fighting Flu. This nonprofit national organization helps others, especially those in-need, to get flu-ready! Program details can be found on the Theraflu® Facebook page.
The Executive Director of Families Fighting Flu, Laura Scott stated, “We’re thrilled to work with Novartis Consumer Health on such an important flu-readiness program. Our organization has seen countless families affected by the flu, and we remain committed to bringing education about the flu, prevention tips, and treatment options to the forefront.”
Take a moment to visit and “Like” : https://www.facebook.com/TherafluUS ! I did, and found it full of helpful information regarding flu and colds. The 5-Step Fluprint™ program is very well presented, and you’ll have the opportunity to interact by adding your commentary on the TherafluUS Facebook page!
Now… Let’s head over to : http://www.Theraflu.com/Fluprint . Here’s part of the 5-Step Fluprint™ program below:
1. • LEARN: Learn about the cold and flu, including prevention tips.
2, • VACCINATE: Find out where to get a flu shot nearby.
3. • PREPARE: Get ready before symptoms hit; steer clear of sick friends and family to help prevent the cold and flu.
4. •TREAT: Find relief if they get sick and explore over-the-counter cold and flu medications.
5 • SHARE: Spread the word about the program and rally others to the cause.
The 5-Step Fluprint program provides wonderful educational resources, including a cold and flu symptom kit, a quiz to test cold and flu knowledge, details about where to get vaccinated, and information on available over-the-counter treatment options. Consumers can also find out whether flu activity is high in their area , and where to purchase Theraflu® products.
About Novartis: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. based in Parsippany, New Jersey is a worldwide recognized leader in ‘research, development, production and marketing of self-medication products that do not require a prescription. NCH products are designed for the in-home treatment and prevention of medical conditions and ailments, as well as the enhancement of overall health and well-being.
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(Any Quoted or Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided fact sheet with statistics reported by CDC.)