E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

February 2021

Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association! Regarding the change of seasons, we are secure in the knowledge that winter will be leaving us soon. How do we know? First, all floral arrangements for Valentine’s Day are completely sold out; second, President’s Day holiday weekend has come and gone all too soon; and last but not least, pitchers and catchers are reporting for MLB Spring Training! However, there's a lot going on before the first pitch on opening day and the blooming of springtime flowers.

In this month’s e-newsletter you’ll hear about the importance of getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, even if you suffer from life-threatening allergies. Dr. James Baker, the former CEO and CMO of Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) explains why "bending the curve" of new corona virus infections downward is so crucial … and please excuse the reference to baseball…..You’ll also learn about two new studies; one about how epinephrine is not being used often enough for treating anaphylaxis emergencies in children and the other examining clinical allergies to Sunflower seeds. And we'll take a closer look at the commonality of food allergy emergencies in restaurants. The need here for effective federal legislation has never been greater.

On March 8th thru the 10th Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) will be hosting their Courage at Congress Virtual event. Please sign up and join with activists and advocates educating law-makers on important issues impacting our food allergy community; registration is free.

When allergic reactions happen, learn how to take action! Our Epi Near You NY anaphylaxis emergency training program is now VIRTUAL! Our cost-free seminars provide:

  • Free state approved training presentation
  • New York State recognized certification
  • Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine.

Upcoming training seminar dates will be regularly posted on our Website.

Stay healthy and safe! Play ball!