The World Health Organization has already announced the strains of influenza for the 2019-2020 flu season and has made vaccination composition recommendations accordingly. Manufacturers of the vaccine will now operate quickly to produce, test, release and distribute the flu vaccine ahead of the upcoming flu season. The ... Continue Reading
Flu shots are important to your health, and the health of your family and community; it’s important to make sure that everyone eligible and able to get a flu shot does.
Children under the age of 5 are especially susceptible to the flu virus, and often need care because of the flu. This is why the best way to protect ... Continue Reading
T’is the season … Cold and flu season, that is! With fall comes the prime time for a flu shot, as cold and flu season begins. Medical professionals recommend getting your flu shot by mid-October, in order to be prepared for the inevitable influx of cold and flu illnesses that last anywhere from October to May!
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The current flu season hasn't even peaked and yet federal officials are saying this is the most severe outbreak since the swine flu pandemic in 2009 - and it’s getting worse.
Part of the reason why the flu has been so fierce this year is due to the prevalent Influenza A H3N2. The flu vaccine is less effective against ... Continue Reading
Unless you have a pet pig, do not be concerned about your dog or cat giving you the flu. Most viruses are species-specific. Viruses can be passed between humans but not between you and your pet.
Do you remember the H1N1 flu outbreak during 2011 and 2012? It was originally called the “Swine Flu” until they changed ... Continue Reading