Friday February 9, 2018
One of the more common reasons people have been giving in recent weeks for not getting their flu shot is that flu season has probably peaked. The flu vaccine takes two weeks to provide full protection.
Wednesday February 7, 2018
New recommendations for the nation’s immunization schedules, released this week, include a third dose of vaccination against mumps for both children and adults who might be at risk of catching the disease.
Monday February 5, 2018
A few weeks ago, Texas was one of a handful of states with high levels of flu activity. Now, the newest map from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control shows most of the country marked in red, the highest level of flu activity.
Thursday February 1, 2018
Carol Roach is used to hearing all the arguments against vaccines. She’s been hearing them from her own mother since she was a little girl. What she finds hard to believe is that, despite decades of proof otherwise, the same arguments keep surfacing.
Thursday January 25, 2018
During this difficult start to the flu season, with emergency rooms overwhelmed by new cases, it is dismaying to see so much public misunderstanding of the flu shot. Even with what appear to be lower-than-usual effectiveness levels, the vaccine still has the potential to prevent millions of cases. Importantly, in a year when the problematic H3N2 strain appears to be prevalent, getting the flu shot also can mean having a milder case of the disease.