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Flu Shots

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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.

5 Facts You Need to Know to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Laura E. Scott | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura E. Scott

While nobody wants to get sick, many people do not take the simple step of getting an annual flu vaccination -- the best preventative measure available to help protect against this potentially deadly disease.

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...

Mother Upset After School Vaccinates Her Son Without Her Permission

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents

Letisha Huff wants the West Ada School District to know that "these are our children, they're not guinea pigs." This month, according to KTVB News,...

I on Beauty: Chapter 9: Illnesses You Should Worry About More than Ebola

Irene Michaels | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

The biggest news outlets have been reeling with Ebola horror stories for weeks now, and while this terrible virus is certainly cause for alarm in West Africa (and precaution elsewhere), the risk to North Americans currently remains quite low.

Sincere and Sincerely Wrong: Making Children Less Safe In The Name of Safety

Lauren Harris | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Lauren Harris

There are several reasons people choose not to vaccinate their children, primarily born from misinformation from anti-vaccine advocates.

Vaccination Options Available to Seniors this Flu Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depending on your health, age and personal preference, there's a buffet of flu shots available to seniors this flu season, along with two vaccinations for pneumonia that you should consider getting too.

Flu Shot Rate Up In Kids, But Adults Fall Short On Vaccination

Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/18/2014 02:15 PM EDT on LiveScience More U.S. children and adults are getting the flu shot, bu...

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...

Read This Before Getting A Flu Shot

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 10.04.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It's that time of year—flu shot season. But before you head to your doctor, pharmacy, or clinic to get your annual ...

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...

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...

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

Posted 01.18.2013 | MarloThomas

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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?

Lynne Peeples

Flu Hits Poor Communities Harder, But Disparity Threatens The Wealthy Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living

The 1918 flu killed more poor people than rich. The same affinity for inequity may be raising the 2013 flu's toll -- on the rich and poor alike. B...

5 Things Parents Must Do About The Flu

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

What parents need to remember about hand sanitizers.

Lynne Peeples

Fretting The Flu: Outbreak Catches Many Americans Off-Guard

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Sarah Yokubaitis put off getting the flu vaccine. "To tell you the truth, I'm terrified of needles," said Yokubaitis, as she sat in a waiting line...

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?

Muslim Flu Shots?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Two years ago, I called a Christian friend and asked: Would the members of your church like to receive free flu shots? Thrilled with the offer, as I am an infectious disease expert, she confirmed with her pastor and invited me to the church. But something happened when the pastor saw me.

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.

FIRED For Refusing A Flu Shot?

Posted 12.14.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

With a potentially severe flu season on the horizon, healthcare workers at some hospitals have been ordered to get the flu vaccine. Kay Miller, a para...

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.