Influenza Vaccine

Risk For Death From Pneumonia Rises Without Flu Vaccine

Patients who receive a flu shot during a hospital stay for pneumonia are less likely to be readmitted or to die from complications, according to investigators. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Pneumonia, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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Medical News Today: Scientists May Be Getting Closer To Creating A Universal Flu Vaccine

A phase I clinical trial may represent the first step toward finding a universal vaccine that could prevent several influenza viruses.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Virus, Virology

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Why The Flu Shot Cannot Give You The Flu (and Why You Should Get One Now)

Flu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 45% of U.S. adults...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Instagram Post Falsely Links Flu Vaccine To Polio

Quick Take A popular Instagram post falsely claims “over 1,100 people died from reactions to the [flu] shot” in 2018, and suggests that the immunization gave some children polio. The flu vaccine cannot give anyone polio and there is no evidence...
Related topics: Instagram, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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Get Your Goddamn Flu Shot Already

A nurse's Facebook post urging people to get their flu shot has gone viral -- get it? The flu went viral? HEY-O. No, but seriously, you should listen to her. Because it will keep you from catching the flu and feeling like hammered crap, but...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Nursing, Facebook, Social Media

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Mit Medical Shatters Previous One-day Flu-shot Record

When MIT Medical decided to take a run at their 2017 one-day flu-shot record this year, they knew it would require a special effort from virtually every member of their staff. “Ultimately, we chose to just go for it,” says MIT Medical Marketing...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Marketing

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We Need Vaccine Advocacy Now More Than Ever

It was flu season. I was meeting the usual frustrations of trying to convince my patients to get the flu shot. The flu vaccine has such potential to save lives, yet its reputation is marred by misinformation, leading people to decline this simple,...
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Get Vaccinated Before Flu Takes Hold: Cdc

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- If Australia was any indication, the flu season here will arrive early, so get your flu shot now, U.S. health officials said Thursday. While the flu that circulated in the Southern Hemisphere in the past six months...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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If Your Patients Reject The Flu Shot: How To Urge Them On

Dr Art Caplan addresses common arguments against the flu shot and highlights the importance of annual vaccination. Medscape Business of Medicine
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Flu Shots During Pregnancy Are Safe For Mother And Baby, Says New Study

For expectant moms worried about getting the flu vaccine while pregnant due to safety reasons, new research provides some relief.Read more...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research, Vaccines

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Can I Get A Flu Shot If I Have A Cold? Doctors Weigh In.

Bring on the sweaters, PSLs, and season premieres fall has officially arrived. On a less cozy note, so has flu season, which means its time to get your yearly flu shot, if you haven't already. Remember, influenza, a contagious respiratory illness,...
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Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Rev Up Immune System

A research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an 'immune memory' in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Vaccines, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Influenza Evolution Patterns Change With Time, Complicating Vaccine Design

Skoltech scientists discovered new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus. This may help predict mutations in the viral genome and ultimately help design better vaccines. Research results were published in the top scientific journal PNAS.
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Medical Research, Virus, Virology, Genetics

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Antibody Levels Comparable In Cell-, Egg-based Flu Vax In Kids

(MedPage Today) -- A "first step" to a real vaccine efficacy study comparing flu vaccine types
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Stop And Shop And Drop

I popped into the Stop and Shop today to pick up a bottle of Kombucha. I'm hooked on the cidery, vinegary drink, which I add to seltzer, since it's pricey stuff. Speaking of pricey stuff? How about a "cost free flu shot" at the pharmacy?  As I was...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Uk Mutated Strep Strain Causes Scarlet Fever And 9x More Toxin

Vintage photo from http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/736 with our thanks. Age of Autism has reported on the increasing Scarlet Fever cases in the UK over the years:  Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine...
Related topics: Health Photos, Autism, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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Flue Shot Fortune!

Managing Editor's Note: We run this article from 2010 each Fall during the Flu Shot push that is everywhere.  CVS?  Earn a 20% savings card!  Stop & Shop? "No Cost Flu Shot!" No cost? Not exactly. Read one woman's horror story below.  Hell...
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Survey: Many U.s. Adults Not Planning To Get Flu Vaccine

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- Many U.S. adults, including some at the highest risk for the flu and pneumonia, do not plan to get preventive vaccines, according to a survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago on behalf of the National...
Related topics: Polls, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Pneumonia, Medical Research

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Flu Season Is Here. Epidemiologist Can Discuss Symptoms, Risk Factors For Transmission, Reasons For...

Amanda Simanek can also talk about new recommendations for children to receive two doses of this year's vaccine.
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Flu Experts At Johns Hopkins Medicine

As the 2019-20 flu season gets underway, Johns Hopkins Medicine experts will be available throughout the season to talk with your newsroom about the epidemiology of this year's virus, as well as provide important information about this year's...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Virus, Virology, Vaccines

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