With the recent spike in flu cases, find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your family.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Patients with flu-like symptoms are crowding emergency rooms as officials gear up for what could be a bad flu season.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Flu season hits early and hard in the United States, says CDC.
According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) FluView flu activity tracker, the influenza virus has “increased substantially” in the south central and Southeast regions of the country, and has come the earliest since the 2003-2004: While influenza vaccines have been around since 1945, the type that contains a live virus have only been used since 2003, and many people still wonder if they should get a flu vaccine shot. Today, there are two basic types of flu vaccines – traditional needle injection and a nasal spray. Who should get a flu shot? The CDC believes that all persons aged 6 months and older should be vaccinated on a yearly basis, but especially urges the shot for children under 5 …
Friday, September 23, 2011
The state health department expects nearly 170 million doses of vaccines available across the country.
By Ashley M. Latta Capital News Service All signs point toward a manageable flu season this year, but despite the positive outlook, Maryland health officials are strongly encouraging everyone 6-months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. As October draws closer, so does the start of flu season, which has health officials ramping up efforts to encourage Marylanders to get vaccinated, and quickly. Friday, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene kicked off its annual prevention campaign with a free flu clinic at the Baltimore County Health Department. By 10:30 a.m., 250 vaccines had been administered despite the pouring rain. The state health department has monitored global flu activity all year, anticipating what …