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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 »

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy - ModernHealthcare.com

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. The research team set out to determine what psychological and ...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 »

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

The virus kills more people than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined, but the success rate of each year's vaccine is unacceptable. Paul A. Offit. 10.07.17 9:00 AM ET. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast. Every year, starting around ...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 »

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 »

Deadly flu season should mean vaccines for all health workers - The Sydney Morning Herald

Like Port Arthur did to gun control, it so often takes a shocking event to spur government into action; deadly influenza is doing that to the health system. Influenza claims about 3000 Australian lives annually, mostly people over 65 years old ...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 »

Oakland County residents urged to get flu shots after flu-related death - WDIV Detroit

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - The Oakland County Health Division is urging residents to get flu shots after a recent flu-related death involving a senior citizen. "My heart goes out to the family," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "This is ...and more »