Flu Vaccine

Why pregnant Hull women should sign up to receive this second flu vaccine

Mums-to-be are being offered a second vital vaccine against flu to keep safe this winter.<p>A team of hospital midwives have become the first in Hull to …

Pregnancy

This Year's Flu Virus Could Be Worse Than Usual — And the Vaccine May Not Help

You have to hand it to the influenza virus. For something that’s invisible to the human eye, it certainly has a way of grabbing our attention and …

Public Health

Flu: Parents urged to give toddlers spray vaccine

<b>Parents of two and three-year-olds have been urged to get them vaccinated against flu to help reduce hospital admissions.</b><p>Wales' Chief Medical Officer Dr Frank Atherton said it could also help stop the spread of flu in the community.<p>Children in that age bracket are eligible for a free nasal spray …

Public Health

Should you get a flu shot? It's more important than ever to know the real deal

Already, health officials are predicting that the flu virus is going to be more aggressive than usual, so if you haven’t gotten one yet, you should …

Public Health

Who shouldn’t get the flu shot?

Winter is coming! It’s time to line up and get your flu shot once again. All around you people are succumbing to the usual seasonal misery of fever, …

Public Health

Calgary now accounts for 8 of Alberta's 13 flu-related deaths this season

Influenza striking particularly hard in the province's largest city<p>Calgary continues to be Alberta's influenza epicentre, now accounting for more …

Public Health

Leeds - Make sure your child gets flu jab

parents are being urged to make sure their toddlers get a free flu nasal spray vaccination from their GP.

Leeds

Study: This year's flu vaccine may only be 10% effective

MARIN COUNTY (KRON) — Every year around this time, health experts encourage people to get a flu shot, but there are troubling signs that this year’s …

Public Health

Flu Activity Will Increase In Coming Weeks: What To Know

The total number of influenza hospitalizations in Colorado this season is 438, with 68 Coloradans hospitalized last week.<p>DENVER, CO — Since Aug. 1, …

Public Health

Yes, you got your flu shot … so why are you so sick?

Congratulations — you already got your flu shot. Except now you’re home sick … with the flu.<p>What happened?<p>Early indications show this year’s vaccine …

Public Health

Egg-based production faulted as experts predict flu vaccine might be just 10% effective this season

Based on data from Australia, which already had its flu season, scientists warn that this season’s flu shot might be only 10% effective. And the …

Public Health

Getting a flu vaccine now can still be effective

LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Department of Health reminds residents that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. The Center for Disease Control and …

Public Health

Rockland Starts Flu Shots On Fridays

Spread holiday cheer, not influenza, Rockland health officials say.<p><i>From the Rockland County Health Department</i><p>This holiday season, take time to get …

Public Health

Why Should I Get A Flu Shot? Here Are 7 Myth-Busting Reasons Why If You Can, You Should

Flu season is amongst us, and it’s so, so important to protect yourself from the virus. Nothing is worst than being in a crowd of people and someone …

Public Health

2017 flu vaccine effectiveness – getting the facts straight

The upcoming flu season may be a rough one. A strain of the influenza A, H3N2, is showing up in small clusters of outbreaks throughout the USA. …

Public Health

First flu-related death of the season reported in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday the first influenza-related death of the season in Indiana. The patient was …

Public Health

Southern States Are Getting Hit The Hardest By The Flu This Year

It's shaping up to be an intense flu season.<p>It's officially flu season and a few southern states are getting hit especially hard—and early—this …

Public Health

U.S. Flu Season Off To Early Start; Widespread In 7 States, Including Mass.

Support the news<p>This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug.<p>Health officials say the flu …

Public Health

It's not too late to get your flu shot this season

If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, it's not too late.<p>Oregon Health Authority begins tracking influenza cases the first week of October each …

Public Health

Health officials warn flu vaccine only 10 percent effective this season

An especially rough flu season could be on the way and health officials say this year's flu vaccine may not be effective.<p>Health officials who study …

Public Health

Flu vaccine may be only 10 percent effective this year, experts say

This year’s flu season may be rougher than usual, as early reports show the vaccine is only about 10 percent effective.<p>The vaccine may have been mismatched for the strains that are spreading this year, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This year’s vaccine is …

Public Health

Health experts: This year's flu vaccine might be only 10 percent effective

Health experts say this years' flu vaccine may only be about 10 percent effective.<p>They say flu vaccines developed each year are usually 40 to 60 …

Public Health

Brookline Health Dept: Appointments Available For Flu Vaccination

There is no charge for the flu vaccine.<p><b>From the Brookline Department of Public Health:</b> The Brookline Department of Public Health announces that flu …

Boston

Cold and flu remedies: What actually works?

Here are the top five tried and tested products<p>There's no denying it: cold and flu season is upon us, so it's time to stock up the bathroom cabinets …

Alternative Medicine

Flu Virus Can Be Deadlier Than War

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. The year 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the deadliest influenza outbreak …

Public Health

Concerns raised in Alberta about flu shot's success rate against predominant strain

'There are enough warning signs that the medical system has to be ready'<p>Health officials in Alberta say it's still important for people get flu …

Public Health

Health officials: This year's flu vaccine may be only 10 percent effective

(KMOV/Meredith) -- Despite recent news that the flu shot may not be as effective as in the past, health officials are still recommending that people …

Oregon

Flu Shots Won't Be As Effective This Year, Researchers Say

Experts fear this year's flu season could be particularly severe, and are wondering if the vaccine might need to be redesigned in the face of new …

Public Health

Case Report Adds To Evidence That Acute Pancreatitis May Be ‘Rare Side Effect Of The Influenza Vaccine’

A case report of acute pancreatitis published in the <i>International Journal of Surger</i>y reportedly adds to a body of evidence suggesting that the …

Medicine

This Year’s Flu Vaccine Has Been Failing, So Stock Up On Soup

Flu season is, for most of us, one of those indignities that we just have to put up with. Even the hardiest of us are probably going to wind up spending at least a couple of days sacked out with a thermometer in our mouths watching mindless TV. Work on a cure is happening, but slowly — so in the …

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