EDITORIAL: Roll up your sleeve - Easton Courier

Easton CourierEDITORIAL: Roll up your sleeveEaston CourierIt's that time of year when the temperature drops and people come in from the cold. Close contact makes it so easy for germs to spread from person to person, including the pesky viruses that cause flu outbreaks and the misery that surrounds them. The ...and more »

Health campaign encourages people to get flu jab - Cambrian News - Meirionnydd

Cambrian News - MeirionnyddHealth campaign encourages people to get flu jabCambrian News - MeirionnyddVULNERABLE people in Dwyfor Meirionnydd have been urged to get their flu jabs as soon as possible. The annual campaign to encourage people in eligible groups across Wales to have a vaccination to protect themselves from influenza has been launched ...and more »

CDC urges people to get flu shot now; There were 12 flu-related deaths in Lancaster County last year - LancasterOnline

LancasterOnlineCDC urges people to get flu shot now; There were 12 flu-related deaths in Lancaster County last yearLancasterOnlineThis image is from an "Earn Your Stripes" flu shot campaign by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like almost everyone six months and older to ...and more »

Riverwood flu clinics open - Aitkin Independent Age

Riverwood flu clinics openAitkin Independent AgeInfluenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through ...and more »

WDH: flu shots remain the best way to fight influenza - Oil City

WDH: flu shots remain the best way to fight influenzaOil CityAs Wyoming begins to see early signs of the flu season's arrival, flu shots remain the best way available to help win the fight against influenza illness, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). “Because influenza makes its rounds every ...and more »

Letter: Don't forget your flu shot this year - HollandSentinel.com

Letter: Don't forget your flu shot this yearHollandSentinel.comI would like to thank The Sentinel for posting the article “It would be a really good idea to get a flu shot this year” by Aaron Moody. As a nurse and nurse practitioner student I am constantly trying to encourage everyone around me to get his or her ...and more »

Two flocks of birds at C. Washington State Fair test positive for avian flu - Yakima Herald-Republic

Two flocks of birds at C. Washington State Fair test positive for avian fluYakima Herald-RepublicYAKIMA — Two flocks of birds at the recently concluded Central Washington State Fair were infected with bird flu, but health officials say it's a strain that has not been shown to infect humans. On Friday evening, the Yakima Health District sent local ...and more »

Parents warned to act on flu - 2BR

2BRParents warned to act on flu2BRParents in East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen are being warned to act on the flu vaccine letter. The countdown is on to get your kids vaccinated before winter hits. Children between the ages of two and eight before 31st August 2016 can be ...and more »

Medical preparations for the influenza season - Marshall Independent

Medical preparations for the influenza seasonMarshall IndependentThe fall and Halloween times are here, and all of us have likely begun to prepare for the harvest and winter seasons. In these times of greater medical awareness, the various media outlets have helped inform us regarding prominent seasonal illnesses ...and more »

The Fairbanks flu epidemic of '57: The outbreak of 60 years ago is a reminder to protect yourself today - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Fairbanks flu epidemic of '57: The outbreak of 60 years ago is a reminder to protect yourself todayFairbanks Daily News-MinerIf you haven't gotten yourself a flu shot, consider doing so now. It's a worthwhile preventative measure. We take flu vaccines and their availability for granted these days. The influenza virus was first isolated in 1933, according to the U.S. National ...and more »

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

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacyModernHealthcare.comAccording 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 »

Bad flu season ahead, health officials warn - The North Bay Nugget

The North Bay NuggetBad flu season ahead, health officials warnThe North Bay NuggetWith weeks until flu season begins in earnest, health officials are already warning that it could be a tough one. Public health officials have been watching flu activity in the southern hemisphere with concern. Australia has had its worst flu season in ...and more »

First Flu Death of Season Reported in San Diego - Valley Center Happenings

Valley Center HappeningsFirst Flu Death of Season Reported in San DiegoValley Center HappeningsAn 86-year-old San Diego man died of complications due to influenza and is the first local, flu-related death reported this season, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The unvaccinated man, who had existing medical ...and more »

How important are flu shots for kids? - Fox 2 Detroit

Fox 2 DetroitHow important are flu shots for kids?Fox 2 DetroitWe are seeing flu cases already in metro Detroit and predictions about this year's flu season are dire because of what's happening in the southern hemisphere, Australia, specifically, has been hit hard with the flu. Will it travel here? No one is ...and more »

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

Flu season has begun in Orange County with first confirmed case reportedOCRegisterThe 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 »

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

Great Falls TribuneWhat is the flu and how can you protect yourself?Great Falls TribunePerhaps 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 »

Hundreds get flu shots - KTAL

KTALHundreds get flu shotsKTALTEXARKANA, Ar - Several hundred people showed up for for a mass flu clinic in Miller county, Arkansas on Friday. Officials at the health department even walked out to vehicles for people who couldn't make it inside. Children, those over sixty-five ...and more »

Jackson County Health Department continues education about need for flu shots - The Southern

The SouthernJackson County Health Department continues education about need for flu shotsThe SouthernTracy Thomas, a public health nurse for the Jackson County Health Department, gives a flu shot to Sarah Patrick, an administrator for the health department, on Thursday at the health department in Murphysboro. ISAAC SMITH The Southern.and more »

San Diego Resident, 86, Dies in First Flu Death of Season - NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San DiegoSan Diego Resident, 86, Dies in First Flu Death of SeasonNBC 7 San DiegoThe local man had not been vaccinated and died from complications due to influenza on Oct. 1. By Kevin Pichinte. processing... Fetching questions... NEWSLETTERS. Receive the latest local updates in your inbox. Email. Privacy policy | More Newsletters.and more »

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

AAFP NewsPanelists: Physicians Must Stress Importance of Flu VaccineAAFP NewsOctober 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 »