Nobody likes to get stuck with a needle, but maybe lasers beforehand might take away some of the sting
Researchers conducted a test of the new four-strain influenza vaccine, available for the first time this year, to determine how well it protected against the flu in young children.
To prepare for a potential pandemic of avian influenza caused by H5N1, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine boosted so its doses can provide stronger immune responses against the flu virus.
Creating the annual flu vaccine involves marrying chicken eggs and a wily influenza virus that is among the fastest-changing bugs around. That’s why researchers are adding new flu strains to the annual shot, and giving us more …
Vaccination advocates can rejoice: the flu shot push is paying off.
Choice is good, but when it comes to protecting yourself against the flu, one vaccine that is able to fight off most virus strains year after year is far more appealing than an annual jab.
Don’t want to wait for an appointment at your doctor’s office to get a flu shot? Retail clinics offer speedy service, but may not be allowed to vaccinate everyone.
Public health experts say the benefits of vaccination still far outweigh the risks
You’ve gotten your flu vaccine and you wash your hands regularly. But you still need protection from those flu-ridden friends on your social network.
As vaccines go, the flu shot is no exemplar. A comprehensive new review of the research, published online by The Lancet Infectious Diseases, finds that the vaccine prevented illness in 59% of adults aged 18 to 64, and in eight of …
More than one in 10 parents don’t follow the recommended vaccination schedule for their children, according to a new study. And one in four who do adhere to current guidelines say they still feel that it may not be the best or …
Children rarely die of the flu, but the illness can be more severe than parents think — which is why, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday, vaccination is crucial.
A universal flu vaccine may be on its way, thanks to a team of scientists in Britain and Switzerland and one anonymous patient who was immune to both of the main types of influenza A virus, one of the more common classes of flu …