Clinical Interventions

Survey Shows Widespread Skepticism of Flu Shot

October 15, 2018

When a child gets the flu, they're not only sick in bed for a week or more, but the illness can also have serious and even life-threatening consequences. In fact, 180 children died after contracting the flu during the 2017-2018 season, one of the most severe on record.

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Flu Hospitalization Among Pregnant Women

October 12, 2018

Over the course of six flu seasons, getting a flu shot reduced a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized from flu by an average of 40 percent. The findings come from a multi-country, CDC-coauthored study published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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