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Flu Shot

Here’s Why Pregnant Women Should Consider Getting A Flu Shot

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Infants have a much lower risk of getting influenza when their mothers are vaccinated against the virus during pregnancy, a U.S. st...

There Is An Optimal Time Of Day To Get A Flu Shot

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living

There is an optimal time of the day to get a flu shot: the morning, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Birmingham and publ...

Booster Shots Recommended for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are ...

Less Than Half Of Toddlers In The U.S Have Full Flu Vaccination

Reuters | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - Less than half of children under age 2 years are fully vaccinated against influenza despite a dramatic surge in immunization rates ...

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 1/11/16 to 1/17/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging t...

Do You Really Need To Get a Flu Shot?

Thrillist | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

These PSAs make it seem like getting a flu shot is easy and obvious, but every year, the majority of American adults choose NOT to make that long, difficult trek to the pharmacy on the corner. So should you? We won't tell you what to do, but we'll help you think through it.

Sleepy During A Flu Shot? You Could Be Jeopardizing Your Immunity

Pete Bils, Sleep Geek Pete | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Pete Bils, Sleep Geek Pete

We are now officially in the cold and flu season. Although flu activity has been low in the U.S., those at a higher risk of infection include the elde...

11 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Year

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Tragedies like this illustrate how important it is for everyone to take the one simple step that can prevent serious illness and even death: get a flu shot every year. In addition to protecting yourself, getting vaccinated against the flu helps protect your loved ones, coworkers, and others who cross your path.

What You Need to Know About This Year's Flu Season

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

The best way to prevent the flu this season is to get vaccinated. It is also important to practice good hygiene which can also aid in protecting you against the flu.

Flu Shots as a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.

The Flu Shot: It's Not Just for Kids

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

So, how do we know the new shot will protect against the year's new strains? Every year, a panel of experts uses surveillance information to predict the dominant strains in the upcoming flu season. This process has been very successful, with the flu shot matching the dominant strain almost every season since 1995 (

There's No Good Reason Not To Get A Flu Vaccine Today

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

The official start of flu season -- yes, there is a day -- kicked off Thursday, with health officials imploring all Americans over six months of age t...

10 Ways to Prepare Your Office for Flu Season

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

Preparing your office for flu season is essential in maintaining a healthy workforce throughout the fall. It's estimated that 5-20% of the population gets the flu every year, leading to 111 million workdays lost to influenza.

Next Season's Flu Shot Is Going To Be Very Different

Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: June 04, 2015 01:00pm ET on LiveScience. Next season's flu shot will contain two new flu strains that weren't p...

Surprising Racial Disparities Found In Flu Vaccine Rates

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

This year's flu strain was particularly brutal, disproportionately affecting children and the elderly. A record-breaking rate of 217 of every 100,000 ...

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says | Maggie Fox | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living

The flu vaccine is barely protecting people this year – reducing the risk of serious disease by just 23 percent, federal health officials said Thurs...

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

The Flu Myth That Nearly Half Of Americans Still Believe

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you th...

10 Good Reasons To Get A Flu Shot

Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal How many times have you heard you should get a flu shot? There's good reason for the hype: Over the past few ye...

This ‘Brilliant' New Technology Could Spell The Demise Of The Flu Shot

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Ever tire of the annual needle prick in your arm to prevent the flu? There may be good news. HuffPost Live discussed a new technology that could elimi...

The One Thing Every New Yorker Can Do To Help The Ebola Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Many New Yorkers understandably want to help in the wake of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the city. But the very best step to take might sound ...

The Psychological Choice Environment of Vaccine Decision Making: Two Examples, One Warning

David Ropeik | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8-year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might p...

6 Things You Should Never Touch At Work During Flu Season

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Hack! Sneeze! Cough! Cough again! Gaaaaaacck. It’s that time of year again, when cold, flu, and stomach bugs see...

Jeffrey Young

A Deadly Virus Is Sweeping America. No, Not That One | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

A deadly virus is poised to sweep across America and could claim thousands of lives this year. It's especially dangerous for the most vulnerable membe...

Ouchless Flu in 2014-2015: Nasal Flu Spray Recommended For Young Children

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

It's flu "shot" season, but thankfully, not every vaccine hurts going in. If the thought of needles deters you from getting the vaccine for your child or your family, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV), a nasal spray, is a great option for those age 2 to 49 years old.