Flu Vaccine News
Everything You Need to Know About Flu Shots
In addition to dropping temperatures and changing leaves, the start of fall also signals the beginning of flu season in the U.S. Seasonal influenza may be thought of as a common nuisance, but the disease can be dangerous. Last flu season , 970,000 people were hospitalized due to the illness and the
CDC Director Receives Flu Shot to Bring Awareness to Flu Season
Dr. Tom Frieden says the flu vaccine is "probably one of the best buys in public health."
Effectiveness of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccines Questioned
Experts recommend that the nasal flu vaccines not be used because they haven't been especially effective in past flu seasons.
CDC Recommends Giving Up Nasal Flu Vaccine in Favor of Shots
Get ready to roll up your sleeves this flu season. Nasal flu vaccinations are no longer being recommended by federal health officials after they were found to be less effective than traditional flu shots. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, part of the Centers for Disease Control and
Zika Virus Vaccine Project Launched by Sanofi Pasteur
A French company is the first to announce it will attempt to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus . The Sanofi Pasteur company announced today it has launched a vaccine research and development project to target the Zika virus. The Zika virus outbreak continues to spread across multiple countries,
Cooped Up by the Snowstorm: Tips on Avoiding Flu Virus When Caring for the Sick
A massive snowstorm that is bearing down on the East Coast is arriving during the traditional peak of flu season, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as between "December and February." As the storm begins, many people will be stuck at home with family members or
Here's How Prepared Your State Is for an Outbreak
If you live in Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, New York, or Virginia, congratulations -- your state is tied for top billing in terms of preventing, diagnosing and responding to disease outbreaks, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH). Using data from the Centers for
Index: Police Arrest Person of Interest in the Disappearance of Jacob Wetterling in 1989
To the index tonight new developments in one of America's most well known missing persons cases eleven year old Jacob literally. Disappeared watching his bike near his home in Saint Joseph Minnesota that was in 1989 authorities today. Arresting a man for a separate crime calling in the person of
Health Alert Over Flu Vaccination Syringes
Dozens are at risk after a New Jersey nurse was caught using the same syringe between patients.
Flu Shots Go Zero-Gravity for NASA Research
Flu shots are going zero-gravity -- or micro-gravity to be exact -- thanks to a new NASA project that aims to examine how a human's immune system is affected while in space. Astronaut Scott Kelly, who is aboard the International Space Station for a year, got a flu shot today even though he's