| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:38 PM
While flu season rages on in Virginia — marking more than three weeks at "widespread," the highest level accorded by the state Department of Health — health-care professionals in Hampton Roads haven't changed their advice.
They continue to...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:38 AM
If you think this year’s flu shot is worthless, think again: People who got vaccinated this fall or winter have been 23% less likely than their unvaccinated peers to come down with a flu-like illness bad enough to send them to the doctor,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Health System
A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:13 PM
This year's flu outbreak is starting earlier than usual and is widespread and increasing throughout the state, say officials who are urging Floridians to get their flu shot.
Tim Hendrix, medical director with Centra Care, said new cases last week were...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:10 PM
Connecticut is suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, and has been for weeks, as part of an increase in flu cases across the U.S., according to state and federal health officials.
The state Department of Public Health said there were 444 positive...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:47 PM
This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.
The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn'...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Protein Sciences' mission is to save lives and improve health through innovative vaccines. We developed a flu vaccine that can be made quickly, unlike the typical vaccine, and we're working on an Ebola vaccine.
We're unusual in this. Although vaccines...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:09 AM
ATLANTA - Datos preliminares sobre la temporada de gripe o influenza mantienen en alerta a las autoridades sanitarias, que indican que podría ser "severa", y por eso instan al público a vacunarse.
"Es demasiado pronto para decir de forma segura que va a...
| Oct 20, 2014
HAMPTON — Flu season is just beginning nationwide, meaning immunization clinics will be popping up throughout Hampton Roads.
The city of Hampton has budgeted $97,666 for immunization services during the 2015 fiscal year.
The service is...