Flu Shots

  • Despite What You've Heard, Kids with Egg Allergies Should Get the Flu Shot
    It’s the time of year when people start to think about getting their flu shot. If you have a child with egg allergies you may have been told they shouldn’t get the shot because of a possible reaction to the trace amounts of egg in the vaccine. Not true, says the ...More
    September 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccine for Expectant Moms a Top Priority
    Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness. “Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care,” says Edward McCabe, MD, March of ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Take Your Best Shot at Avoiding the Flu This Season
    Everyone knows that the best way to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. But a trip to your physician every autumn for the vaccination can help you avoid much more than the dreaded flu bug. “At the doctor’s office, the focus is on you and what is ...More
    September 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Physicians Miss Opportunities to Offer Flu Shots
    Physicians should make a point of offering a flu vaccine to their patients, and a simple reminder could considerably reduce the number of racial and ethnic minorities who currently do not vaccinate themselves against this common contagious respiratory illness. This ...More
    August 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • GSK Begins Shipping 2014-15 U.S. Flu Vaccines
    GSK announced today it has begun shipping FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT (influenza vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers.  This is the first shipment of GSK’s U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu season, following licensing and lot-release approval from the U.S. ...More
    July 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccines in Schools Limited by Insurer Reimbursement
    School-based influenza vaccine programs have the potential to reach many children at affordable costs and with parental support, but these programs are limited by low rates of reimbursement from third-party payers, according to recently published study results by ...More
    May 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Flu Vaccine Reduced Children's Risk of Intensive Care Unit Flu Admission by Three-Fourths
    Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child’s risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE) against flu ...More
    March 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • Self-Administration of Flu Vaccine with a Patch May be Feasible, Study Suggests
    The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited in the metropolitan Atlanta area, ...More
    February 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • What Convinces College Students to Get Flu Vaccines? Money and Peers, Economists Say
    Almost every college student knows that getting sick while at school will have negative effects on their grades and social life. So then why do so many students forgo flu vaccinations that are readily available at almost every college health center? With the help of a ...More
    February 20, 2014 Posted in News
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