Think it’s too late to get your flu shot this year? Think again. Here’s why you should still get vaccinated to protect you — and those around you — this season.
They complain in advance (if you tell them)! You have to bribe them. And they cry. But does that mean you should just get your kids the nasal flu vaccine instead of the shot? Frank Esper, MD, explains why this isn’t the best strategy to protect them this flu season.
People with egg allergies were once advised to avoid the flu vaccine. Today, anyone with an egg allergy can a flu shot, but there are caveats. Learn more, including which rare reaction does rule out the flu vaccine.
Cold weather and asthma often don’t play nice together. A pulmonologist offers up simple ways to protect yourself if your asthma is worse in winter.
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Flu season begins in earnest in November. So that means that it’s best to make sure you and your family get your flu vaccines by the end of October — or as soon as the flu shot is available, a new report says.
Cleveland Clinic completely supports vaccination. Harmful myths about vaccines have been scientifically debunked in rigorous ways. Yet approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of this era’s greatest healthcare achievements.
Because of vaccines, the frequency of diseases like polio has declined so much that the general public has forgotten their impact — and may take for granted the benefit these vaccines provide.
If you have an aversion to needles, you may like to get your flu vaccine as a nasal spray. But medical experts are advising against getting this kind of vaccine for the flu this year.
Although Tamiflu can reduce the flu by roughly 1 to 2 days, the flu vaccine is still the best option for fighting flu. A doctor answers your questions about Tamiflu.
Knowing the facts will not only prevent flu from sidelining you this fall and winter. It may also be lifesaving for those you love who are at high risk of complications.