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Is There Any Reason Not to Get a Flu Shot? - New York Times

Q. Is there any reason someone should not get a flu shot? A. Health officials urge all Americans 6 months and older to get an annual flu shot — except for those who have ever had a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction to an influenza vaccine ...and more »

Guess what? Flu vaccines don't cause the flu - Scope (blog)

Believe it or not, the 2017–2018 flu season is around the corner. And Stanford Children's Health experts are sending a reminder that the best way to protect your children from the virus is with a flu vaccine. “Flu vaccines are safe and do not ...and more »

Why Can't We Make A Better Flu Vaccine? - Daily Beast

Every year, starting around November, influenza virus sweeps across the United States. And every year doctors and public health officials urge citizens to get their influenza vaccine. For several reasons, influenza is arguably humankind's most heinous ...and more »

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy -

Planning on getting a flu shot this year? Better put on a happy face. According to research by a team of health experts from the University of Nottingham in England, being in a positive mood when you get your flu shot can increase its protective effects.and more »

Why Runners Should Get A Flu Shot - Competitor Running

While the start of October ushers in crisp weather and fall marathons, it is also marks the beginning of another time: flu season. In the United States, flu outbreaks typically begin at the beginning of October and can occur as late as May. The Centers ...and more »

Flu season has begun in Orange County with first confirmed case reported - OCRegister

The Orange County Health Care Agency, on Friday, Oct. 6, confirmed the county's first influenza case of the new flu season. Influenza is a seasonal contagious respiratory illness, which could be caused by the influenza A or B viruses. Health officials ...and more »

First flu death of the season reported - The San Diego Union-Tribune

While much attention has been paid in recent weeks to San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak, a reminder arrived Friday that a much more infectious and deadly threat is on the horizon. The region tallied its first flu death Friday, according to the county ...and more »

What is the flu and how can you protect yourself? - Great Falls Tribune

Perhaps the most infamous influenza outbreak in recorded history occurred almost a full century ago in 1918 and 1919. During this period, 21 million people died worldwide. Among those were more than half a million Americans. Today, we still see ...and more »

Flu season could be a bad one, health officials warn - Ottawa Citizen

With weeks until flu season begins in earnest, health officials are already warning that it could be a tough one. That could cause further problems for Ottawa's already overcrowded hospitals. Public health officials have been watching flu activity in ...and more »

Panelists: Physicians Must Stress Importance of Flu Vaccination - AAFP News

October 06, 2017 04:37 pm Michael Laff Washington, D.C. – Although a higher percentage of Americans are receiving influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations compared with previous decades, the rates across all population segments are not high enough, ...and more »