The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.
Weeks into the flu season, state health officials say a Marshall County teen has Mississippi’s first reported flu infection.
Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.
It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
Flu season has officially arrived in Mississippi.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released a press release Tuesday confirming the first cases of influenza in the state.
WASHINGTON — Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some
It turns out this year’s flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.
The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
With many states — including Mississippi — reporting high levels of flu-like illnesses, those who’ve avoided it so far can take steps to protect against the flu’s onslaught. Even if you’ve had the flu this season, there still are steps you should take, said a nurse practitioner educator at Mississippi University for Women.