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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 »

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 »

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 »

Flu Season: When is the best time to get a Flu shot? - ABC Action News

October is the start of flu season and even if nobody around you is sick that may not be the case for long. And the question you may have while trying to find time in your schedule to get a flu shot or get your kids vaccinated is when is the realistic ...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 »

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 »

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy -

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 »

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 »

Flu season starts early this year - WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Health experts are preparing to see one of the worst flu season they've seen in recent years. Flu cases are already popping up across the country and the peak of the season has yet to even start. For doctors, it is worrisome ...and more »