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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.

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.

6 Easy Ways To Make Everyone Around You Sick

Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Erin Hicks Feel the sniffles coming on? The cold and flu season is upon us, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates ...

Mom Invents A Million-Dollar Idea To Take The Sting Out Of Shots

Posted 12.13.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Anti-Vaccine Vitriol: Seeking Reason

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I stand by my support for the flu vaccine. Reasonable people might disagree -- and when they do, I will listen to them and encourage others to do likewise. Not so those who renounce reason altogether, and in its place offer only vitriol.

Flu Me Once

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Familiarity breeds contempt, or at least complacency, and perhaps the annual return of influenza has induced that response. Perhaps that's why we seem to be dismissive of this germ, and overlook what a serious illness it can be. But that tendency is at our peril.

Vaccination Options for Seniors This Flu Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Are there any new or different types of vaccines being recommended to seniors this flu season?

FDA Approves First-Of-A-Kind Seasonal Flu Vaccine

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the first seasonal flu vaccine made using animal cell technology, rather than...

13% Of Americans Would Rather Do Their Taxes Than Do This

Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio In a recent survey of 2,160 American adults, 23 percent of men said they would rather do household chores (like laundry or w...

10,000 Watchdogs Stand Guard Against the Flu

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

A free website and mobile app -- called Flu Near You -- helps people find nearby places to get a flu shot, enrolls people to act as flu watchdogs, and allows them to track flu activity in their neighborhood so they can protect their loved ones.

It's Flu Shot Time

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Time to get your flu vaccine – and a surprising new report shows babies and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than...

FDA Approves First 4-In-1 Flu Vaccine

AP | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials have approved the first vaccine that protects against four strains of the common flu, offering one additional l...

Going Viral, The Old-Fashioned Way: The Flu

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.10.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I would take my temperature, but I suspect the mercury would explode out the tip.

Same Flu Shot, Less Ouch?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- It's flu vaccine time again - and some lucky shot-seekers will find that the needle has shrunk....

FDA OKs Flu Vaccine For Coming Season

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has approved the new flu vaccine for the season beginning this year. Each year the FDA ...

Repeat Flu Shot May Not Be Needed

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- Vaccine makers said this month they plan to make a record amount of flu vaccine for this fall and winter – enough for more than half ...

Pharma Industry Pledges Pandemic Vaccines And Know-How In Landmark Deal

Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

Virus samples will be shared globally in exchange for vaccines produced from them under a landmark deal to improve preparedness for a flu pandemic, ...