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Flu Vaccines

Here's When Flu Season Will Peak This Year

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

This flu season will likely peak in February and could be a mild one, according to a new model that aims to forecast the flu in the United States thi...

Flu Can Be Deadly: Ask Rachel

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

We don't think of flu as a life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy young or middle age adults, yet it is. In a bad flu season as many as 50,000 deaths may occur due to flu related illnesses.

Who Benefits More From The Flu Vaccine: Men Or Women?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Joseph Brownstein, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/24/2013 09:30 AM EST on LiveScience Women have a stronger immune response than men ...

Putting Flu Vaccination on the Map

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Years of research have shown that flu vaccination is the most effective way to protect people from the flu. Adults 65 years and older are an especially vulnerable population, at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults.

Why You Need a Flu Shot

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

When you get vaccinated, you protect both yourself and the people around you. If you don't get the flu, you can't "gift" it to your family and friends.

More Kids Got Flu Shot Last Year, But Too Many Adults Still Forego Protection

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this ti...

Father On Toddler's Flu Death: 'We Paid Horrible Price' For Not Vaccinating

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The latest flu update from the Center for Disease Control and Protection indicates that the nation's flu epidemic may be easing. But according to CDC ...

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...

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.

A Few Flu Facts

Nathan Risinger | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nathan Risinger

On the surface, the flu vaccine seems like a no-brainer. History has shown us influenza can be a devastating and lethal disease worth attempting to control if not eradicate. However, looking more closely, we find that these apparent no-brainers do, in fact, present complicated policy questions.

Flu Psychology: Who Risks What for Whom?

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.27.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Young people can learn to act in the overall interest of society. If they are made to understand the flu's risks and benefits and the idea of herd immunity, they may be motivated to get vaccinated for someone else's benefit.

Flu Vaccine Production To Double By 2015: WHO

Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Global production of seasonal flu vaccine is expected to double to 1.7 billion doses by 2015, with 11 new manufacturers coming onstream in develop...

WARNING: Don't Mix Flu Shots With Other Vaccines

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Bob Sears

Make sure you get the flu shot without any other simultaneous vaccines. Why? Because scientists haven't studied what the side effects might be when the flu shot is given at the same time as any other vaccines.

Flu Vaccines Won't Be Offered By New York City Schools This Year | Samuel Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City schools won't offer flu vaccines this year, officials said Tuesday. The decision marks a shift from last school year, when the city off...