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

I 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 ...

Medical preparations for the influenza season - Marshall Independent

The 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 ...

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

If 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 ...

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 ...

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

With 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 ...

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

An 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 ...

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

We 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hundreds get flu shots - KTAL

TEXARKANA, 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 ...

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

Tracy 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.

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

The 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.

Panelists: Physicians Must Stress Importance of Flu Vaccine - 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, ...

Flu shots available at Health Dept - Durant Daily Democrat

The Bryan County Health Department at 1524 Chuckwa Drive in Durant offers flu shots Monday through Friday. A free drive up flu shot clinic will be held October 24, 2017 at the Bryan County Fairgrounds free of charge. Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat.

The annual flu shot: What parents need to know - WXYZ

(WXYZ) - Flu vaccines are considered safe. They've been given to hundreds of millions of people over 50 years here in the US. Serious allergic reactions are very rare, less than 1 out of a million doses. It's important to get a flu shot annually ...

Flu Season Is Here, Broome County Health Officials Urge Residents to Vaccinate - WICZ

Have you gotten your flu shot? Health officials are urging the public to protect themselves sooner rather than later. Flu season starts now and can continue through the month of May. While the Broome County Health Department says it's too early to ...

Free flu shots available for kids in county - AppsforPCdaily

The San Diego region's first fatality of "flu season" was an 86-year-old man who died Sunday, county health officials said Friday. According to their website, "Human immune defenses become weaker with age, which places older people at greater risk of ...

Flu season underway in North Carolina - WECT-TV6

Flu season officially began in North Carolina Oct. 1, and you can keep from getting sick with the flu vaccine. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. "When you get a flu shot, you're not only protecting yourself, you're protecting all those around you,” said Carla ...

Regional West Walk-in Flu Shot Clinic to be held October 14 - KGWN

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (RELEASE) - Regional West will hold a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Community Health office at St. Mary Plaza, 3700 Avenue B, Scottsbluff. Flu shots protect against influenza, which is a ...

Flu in Ottawa by the numbers - Ottawa Citizen

3,500 The number of deaths caused by flu in Canada each year, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. 12,200 The number of hospitalizations across the country each year, the Public Health Agency of Canada estimates. 504 The number of ...