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  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    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?...
  • 'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia

    'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia
    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...
  • Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math

    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,...
  • What Doctors Know: Why does your child need a flu shot?

    Source: Loyola University Health System whatdoctorsknow.com 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...
  • Flu hitting Central Florida early, hard

    Flu hitting Central Florida early, hard
    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...
  • Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut

    Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut
    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...
  • Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

    Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective
    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'...
  • How The State Could Help

    How The State Could Help
    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...
  • Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days

    Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days
    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...
  • Temporada de influenza puede ser severa

    Temporada de influenza puede ser severa
    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...
  • $97,666 for immunization services

    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...