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Influenza Vaccine

Jeffrey Young

A Deadly Virus Is Sweeping America. No, Not That One

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

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.

Yes, People Do Die From The Flu Every Year

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The current flu season already has claimed the lives of 29 children, the CDC said Friday. The flu was associated with 829 children's deaths between 2004 and last year, CNN reported in October.

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?

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.

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....

Microneedles May Make Getting Flu Shots Easier

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail. At least that's the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine de...