Flu Vaccine News
Parts of US See Spike in Flu Cases
ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser reports on potential causes of the reported spike in flu cases and the CDC's call for Americans to get a flu shot.
Tips to Avoid Catching Infections This Holiday Season
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas , millions of Americans will take to the roads and skies to visit family and friends. This can mean exposure to plenty of viral and bacterial pathogens through the air and through physical contact. Here's a few tips for avoiding the flu , cold or other infection,
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