Tags » Influenza

Some skip flu shot to avoid getting sick from vaccine

SALT LAKE CITY – A common reason why people skip the flu shot is because they’re worried about feeling sick from the vaccine itself, but doctors say there are some misconceptions. 336 more words


Five steps to take against the flu and other germs

Waa! Waa! Do I have to get a flu shot? No, you don’t have to do anything you don’t really want to do. On the flip side, the annual flu shot is your best protection against influenza (also known as the flu), a contagious respiratory disease caused by different virus strains. 181 more words

Province launches campaign for free flu shot

WINNIPEG — It’s another sign that fall is here; it’s almost time to get your flu shot.

The province is launching its flu shot campaign Friday at 11 a.m., hoping to get Manitobans to head to a clinic and roll up their sleeves. 86 more words


September 30 - One Flu Over

Today’s factismal: Flu season starts tomorrow – are you protected?

Every year about this time two things happen: malls start blaring Christmas carols and doctors start urging people to get flu shots. 542 more words


Preparing for the next severe respiratory illness outbreak

In August 2014, a mysterious, influenza-like, severe respiratory illness started causing an increase in emergency room visits across the Midwest. It started in Illinois, Missouri, and Colorado, but later spreading to 49 states. 327 more words


This Year’s Flu Shot: What You Need to Know

Flu season is just around the corner, and public health experts are urging Americans to get vaccinated.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, and is widely available at pharmacies and doctors’ offices. 609 more words

A stitch in time

I recently spent a lovely afternoon (yes, of course it rained) at Michelham Priory near Eastbourne in Sussex.  It really is a lovely tranquil place, sitting in the middle of seven acres of land. 1,031 more words