vaccine

Mumps Cases On The Rise With Alachua County Second Highest In State

The CDC says there have been 971 cases of measles reported in the United States so far this year , meaning with the year not quite half over, now has the greatest number of cases in a single year in nearly three decades. For the two confirmed cases in Florida involved residents who were...
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Adults Need Vaccine Boosters Too

Childhood vaccinations, or lack of them, have been a center of debate even as the results of parents opting not to have their child vaccinated has led the state of Washington to declare a medical emergency due to a measles outbreak with dozens of new cases reported. And an Oregon boy almost lost...
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Prepare For Flu Season

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) says that the flu killed 80,000 people last season, including 180 children and 900,000 people were hospitalized for flu or flu-like illness. It's an important reminder of how a seemingly mundane thing as the flu can be deadly, so you should have a plan of...
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Pediatric Group Recommends Kids Get The Flu Shot Instead Of The Nasal Spray

We've got a way to go before the flu season is her but health officials are encouraging you to get your flu shot now in order for your body to properly prepare before the season arrives. Beside an injection, this year marks the return of the nasal spray flu vaccine. The Center for Disease Control...
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CasesOf Dog Flu On The Rise

People aren't the only ones dealing with the flu. A highly contagious dog flu has now spread to 46 states and could lead to infection and, in some cases, even death. Unlike influenza that impacts humans, canine influenza can spread at any time during the year and passes by direct contact with other...
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Experts Say Kids Should Have Flu Vaccine By The End Of October

If you've been planning on getting your child a flu shot, you have until he end of the month, says The American Academy of Pediatrics. They recommend that children 6 months and older receive their influenza vaccinations by the end of October so that its effectiveness is peaked during the worst of...
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Should You Get A Flu Shot?

Up to 50,000 people die from the flu each year yet only 5% to 20% of the population take advantage of the flu shot. Most of the hesitation centers around mis-information, so we're gonna take a look at the flu shot. Although the flu shot is not 100% effective, it's pretty close with flu vaccines...
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Simple Way To Make Sure You Get The Flu Shot

Having trouble getting yourself or a loved one to get a flu shot? Just have your Doctor make an appointment. People were three times as likely to get a flu shot when their physicians make appointments for them than when they are encouraged to make appointments themselves. Of those in a Rutgers...
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When Should You Get A Flu Shot

Although autumn doesn’t start until Thursday, advertisements for the flu shot has been running strong since August, and have been quite urgent in their wording. Although this year's flu vaccine has been available since August, it may be a bit too early to get one. The urgency for everyone to get a...
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