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Flu Shot

The Vaccine That All Pregnant Women Should Get

Colleen A. Kraft, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Colleen A. Kraft, M.D.

When we think of individuals that need to be immunized, healthy women don't often come to mind. But the flu can hit our pregnant moms hard, meaning unborn babies get hit even harder.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Getting A Flu Shot, In One Chart

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

We're really sick (ha!) of hearing your lame excuses for why you won't be getting a flu shot. So let's get right to the crux of the matter, shall we? ...

STUDY: Healthy Kids Still Face The Risk Of Death From Flu

Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 10/28/2013 07:28 AM EDT on LiveScience Over the last decade, many children who tragically died ...

Why It's Worth It To Get Your Flu Shot

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

(Corrects spelling throughout to Dr. Michael Jhung instead of Dr. Michael Jhang) By Kathleen Kingsbury Oct 28 (Reuters)...

This Is The Kind Of Flu Shot Best For Seniors

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group, according to a long-awaited...

6 Reasons You Should Get A Flu Shot

Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News In January, the roughly 700 cases of the flu, including a few flu-related deaths, in Boston prompted Mayor Thomas M...

Many Flu Shot Options Available to Older Adults This Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depending on your age, health and personal preference, there are six different ways to get immunized against influenza this year.

Amanda Terkel

Flu Season Just Got Worse Thanks To Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force will no longer be giving free flu shots to civilian employees this year, due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestra...

It's Time For Flu Shots

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

I write about the flu every year because it's one infectious disease that is not only more aggressive and dangerous for babies and young children, it's vaccine-preventable

Flu Shots Preventing How Many Cases Of Flu?

Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2013 05:08 PM EDT on LiveScience Seasonal flu shots have prevented about 13.6 mi...

Is Flu Vaccine Advice Flawed?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel Public health officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have amped up their push for people to ge...

Why You Should Get The Flu Shot, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman thinks you should get the flu shot. When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Dr. Snyderman expl...

The View Of Obama's Inauguration From My Kitchen

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I had planned to go to Washington for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. But then the flu happened, and I decided it would be wiser to stay home than to take the bus to DC from Jersey and stand outside for who knows how many hours, coughing away in the winter weather.

Flu Vaccines Are Only Getting Better

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Fighting the flu may soon get easier. As early as next year, more mode...

Did You Get The Flu Shot This Year? (POLL)

Posted 01.18.2013 | MarloThomas

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Assault Suspect Busted While Seeking Flu Shot

Posted 01.16.2013 | Weird News

Nathaniel Chambers is feeling a little under the weather. The 27-year-old Connecticut man was busted one week after allegedly committing a violent ...

Should I Get a Flu Shot Every Year?

Quora | Posted 03.17.2013 | Health News

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Agus, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Engineering I'm a big believer in flu vaccines. ...

Can't Find A Flu Shot? Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu season has hit the United States hard, with experts predicting it to be the worst in a decade. Now, shortages of the vaccine are being reported....

Flu Vaccine: The Best You Can Do Is Not the Best We Can Do

Craig Bowron | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

As the CDC and nearly every health group on the planet will tell you, getting vaccinated against influenza is the best thing you can do to avoid getting infected, and that's still true. But if influenza can roll across the country despite a tightly-matched vaccine, how good are our existing vaccines?

25 Lessons I Learned From My Bout With The Flu

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

You see, I got hit. Hard. For the better part of the last week I was forced to remove myself from normal, daily life. I am one of those left flat out by this year's so-called "epidemic." I had a lot of time to think while I lay in a fetal position in my darkened bedroom.

Hospitals Crack Down On Workers Who Refuse Flu Shots

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospital...

7 Common Flu Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Your mom warned you about going outside without a coat (or with a wet head). Was she right to worry?

Boy Not Allowed Back To School Without Flu Shot

Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

A New Jersey 4-year-old has been home from school since Thursday -- not because he's sick, but because his parents won't give him the flu shot. Jer...

We're One Step Closer To A Perennial Flu Shot

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living

By Christopher Intagliata (Click here for the original article and podcast) Every fall, you need a new flu shot. That's because today's vaccines t...

Cell Culture Technology: An Innovative Evolution in Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

The egg-based manufacturing process has been working for us to date; however, there is a new process that raises the bar in influenza vaccine manufacturing, is less time-consuming and brings the manufacturing process into the digital age.