Flu Season
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August 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

Hundreds of protesters gather against new flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to protest a new flu vaccine mandate for students in Massachusetts enacted as school districts prepare to reopen during the pandemic.
August 31, 2020, 11:12 AM
Hundreds of protesters gather against new flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts
August 30, 2020, 11:18 PM

Protesters demonstrate against flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts

Hundreds gathered outside of the State House in Boston to protest the mandatory flu vaccine requirement for all students in Massachusetts
August 30, 2020, 11:18 PM
Protesters demonstrate against flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts
1 month ago

What South Africa's flu season could mean for the US this fall

Countries in the Southern Hemisphere are reporting fewer cases of the flu and it may be because of precautions taken amid COVID-19.
1 month ago
What South Africa's flu season could mean for the US this fall
1 month ago

Health agencies push for Americans to get flu shots

Health officials are concerned about a "twindemic," a combination of influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks, this year.
1 month ago
Health agencies push for Americans to get flu shots
7 months ago

Flu shot better than last year, despite tough season for kids

At least 16,000 people have died and 280,000 have been hospitalized due to the flu, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC.
7 months ago
Flu shot better than last year, despite tough season for kids
7 months ago

This year’s flu vaccine is more effective than last season’s vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the overall effectiveness of the shot in the current flu season is 45 percent.
7 months ago
This year’s flu vaccine is more effective than last season’s vaccine
7 months ago

College student dies of flu before 911 rescuers can find him

Authorities say a college student was found dead in his home of the flu after a garbled 911 call left rescuers with no means of locating him
7 months ago
College student dies of flu before 911 rescuers can find him
7 months ago

CDC reports flu cases on rise as a second wave appears to hit

Parents are being warned that this flu season has been the worst one for children in a decade.
7 months ago
CDC reports flu cases on rise as a second wave appears to hit
8 months ago

How to stay healthy during flu season?

Chief health correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton shares tips and the latest information.
8 months ago
How to stay healthy during flu season?
8 months ago

Girl, 4, loses vision after getting the flu. Now her mom is urging parents to vaccinate their kids.

Jade, a 4-year-old girl from Iowa, lost her vision after getting the flu.
8 months ago
Girl loses vision after getting the flu. Here's what her mom wants parents to know
8 months ago

4-year-old loses vision in fight with the flu

After unexpected complications from the virus, Amanda Phillips has shared the new warning after her daughter Jade, who did not get a flu shot, was diagnosed with a rare disease.
8 months ago
4-year-old loses vision in fight with the flu
8 months ago

Has flu season peaked or will cases continue to increase?

National levels of flu-like illness remain high and have been elevated for nine weeks, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
8 months ago
Has flu season peaked or will cases continue to increase?
8 months ago

Flu deaths up in the new year: CDC

Flu deaths are up more than 65% so far in 2020, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 4,800 people had died and 87,000 people had been hospitalized.
8 months ago
Flu deaths up in the new year: CDC
8 months ago

At least 27 children have died of the flu this season: CDC

Cases of the dangerous B strain of the virus are are appearing earlier than normal, and it’s the highest number of deaths since 2013.
8 months ago
At least 27 children have died of the flu this season: CDC
9 months ago

Flu present in 25 states amid rising death rates, CDC report shows

More than half the country is facing high levels of flu-like illnesses, which is up 33% from the previous week, according to the CDC’s latest flu report.
9 months ago
Flu present in 25 states amid rising death rates, CDC report shows
9 months ago

CDC estimates 3.7 million flu cases since October

CDC recommending the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months or older.
9 months ago
CDC estimates 3.7 million flu cases since October
9 months ago

There's a lot of buzz on a new drug to treat the flu

Xofluza is a single dose medication that prevents the flu with an 86% success rate, but is it worth the cost?
9 months ago
There's a lot of buzz on a new drug to treat the flu
9 months ago

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years
9 months ago
US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
10 months ago

Demo shows how fast germs move amid flu season

It doesn’t take much for the influenza virus to spread, which the New England Patriots saw firsthand after eight players missed practice this week with flu-like symptoms.
10 months ago
Demo shows how fast germs move amid flu season
10 months ago

Flu strikes New England Patriots ahead of their next game

Nine players, including five starters, were sent home from Wednesday’s practice.
10 months ago
Flu strikes New England Patriots ahead of their next game
10 months ago

CDC warns of early flu spike

Before peak season, 30 states are reporting a higher number of flu cases than last year.
10 months ago
CDC warns of early flu spike
10 months ago

New CDC warning as 30 states report flu activity

There has been widespread flu activity across several states as well as Puerto Rico at a higher number of reported flu cases than at the same point in time last year.
10 months ago
New CDC warning as 30 states report flu activity
10 months ago

The high cost of the 'free' flu shot

There's a wide discrepancy in what insurers pay for the same flu shot.
10 months ago
The high cost of the 'free' flu shot
10 months ago

10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up

Authorities say 10 people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots
10 months ago
10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up
1 year ago

Health officials advise early flu shots amid concerns of possible shortage

Dr. Jennifer Ashton talks about a possible shortage of some flu vaccinations this year and when the best time is to get the vaccine.
1 year ago
Health officials advise early flu shots amid concerns of possible shortage
1 year ago

CDC warns that more pregnant women should get the flu shot: What to know

ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what women need to know about a new CDC report.
1 year ago
What pregnant women need to know about the flu shot
1 year ago

CDC warns that more women should get the flu shot

A new report shows that nearly half of U.S. newborns and new moms are at risk of the flu, which could lead to serious complications.
1 year ago
CDC warns that more women should get the flu shot
1 year ago

1st adult death of new flu season reported

ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares tips on how to protect yourself and your family after the flu-related death of a woman in New Mexico.
1 year ago
1st adult death of new flu season reported
1 year ago

Flu shot is critical, but only half of American adults plan to get it

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases stressed the importance of the flu shot this season.
1 year ago
Getting a flu vaccine this year is critical
1 year ago

What to know about the 2019 flu season

With flu season starting, ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares the latest recommendations from the CDC and National Foundation for Infectious Disease on how to protect yourself.
1 year ago
What to know about the 2019 flu season
1 year ago

Flu Season 2019: What you need to know about symptoms and the vaccine

The CDC recommends that everyone get the flu vaccine before the end of October.
1 year ago
Flu Season 2019: What you need to know about symptoms and the vaccine
1 year ago

President Trump issues executive order to improve flu vaccine

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at developing better flu vaccines to defend Americans against influenza.
1 year ago
Trump issues executive order to improve flu vaccine
1 year ago

Flu season warning

The start of flu season is less than a month away, but doctors in central Florida are already seeing a huge increase in the amount of cases.
1 year ago
Flu season warning
1 year ago

The severity of this year's flu virus and what to expect from the vaccine

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighs in on this year's strain of influenza and how to prepare this flu season.
1 year ago
The severity of this year's flu virus and what to expect from the vaccine
1 year ago

Experts predict a severe flu season is on the way

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to expect and provides tips on how to prevent getting sick.
1 year ago
Experts predict a severe flu season
1 year ago

Double Flu Season wave

The CDC is warning this flu season is now the longest in a decade, with 21 weeks of elevated flu activity in the US.
1 year ago
Double Flu Season wave
2 years ago
Flu season is on the rise, and a more severe strain dominates: What you need to know
2 years ago

'GMA' Hot List: What to know about the new flu strain this season

Plus, Brie Larson surprises fans seeing "Captain Marvel" at a New Jersey movie theater and a new way to eat pineapple is taking the internet by storm.
2 years ago
'GMA' Hot List: What to know about the new flu strain this season
2 years ago

Spike in cases of dangerous flu strain

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on the details of the strain and what you and your family can do to protect yourselves.
2 years ago
Spike in cases of dangerous flu strain
2 years ago

Flu outbreak in Chicago leaves almost 200 children sick

Up to 15 patients with the flu came to Northwest community hospital's emergency room per week, Dr. Doane of the hospital told ABC News affiliate WLS.
2 years ago
Flu outbreak in Chicago leaves almost 200 children sick
2 years ago

8-year-old Texas boy's death possibly linked to influenza

Martin Campbell died hours after being diagnosed and released from the hospital.
2 years ago
8-year-old Texas boy's death possibly linked to influenza
2 years ago

CDC: Flu vaccine is 47 percent effective

The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
2 years ago
CDC: Flu vaccine is 47 percent effective
2 years ago

This year's flu vaccine more effective than in last 2 years, CDC says

That figure is said to be within an expected range.
2 years ago
This year's flu vaccine more effective than in last 2 years, CDC says
2 years ago

How to fight the flu with your phone

ABC News' Paula Faris shares apps that can help you track your symptoms and find the cheapest options for medications.
2 years ago
How to fight the flu with your phone
2 years ago

2 apps to help you stay healthy this flu season

Flu season is officially upon us, here are some ways to stay healthy!
2 years ago
2 apps to help you stay healthy this flu season
2 years ago

See how quickly flu germs spread in a classroom

Up to 7 million people have caught the flu this season, according to the CDC.
2 years ago
See how quickly flu germs spread in a classroom
2 years ago

What we know about the flu season so far: ANALYSIS

The worst of the 2018-2019 flu season may be yet to come.
2 years ago
What we know about the flu season so far: ANALYSIS
2 years ago

CDC reports 20 states experiencing high flu activity

Doctors suggest people get a flu shot if they have not already.
2 years ago
CDC reports 20 states experiencing high flu activity
2 years ago

CDC reports sharp increases in number of influenza cases

There are 19 states with high levels of flu activity and there have been 13 pediatric flu-related deaths this season.
2 years ago
CDC reports sharp increases in number of influenza cases
2 years ago

New, single-dose flu medicine now available in US pharmacies

The drug reduces the duration of flu symptoms by more than one day when taken within the first 48 hours.
2 years ago
New, single-dose flu medicine now available in US pharmacies