GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time.
A report in the journal Pediatrics finds that an effort to use text messaging to urge parents to vaccinate their children for the flu has had a great deal of success.
Rich talked about the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Paris and a grand jury saying Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane broke the law. He spoke with Dr. Mazz about a girl in Connecticut forced to undergo chemotherapy treatments and for FBI Agent John Guandolo about his new book, Raising a Jihadi Generation.
When working on the influenza vaccine for the following year, researchers make a guess as to which strains will be prevalent.
“It was my decision not to get him vaccinated, and as a mom I will always live with that,” said Diane McGowan (in yellow), whose son Martin died after contracting influenza.
With reports of the flu epidemic growing by the day, many employers are providing on-site flu shots. Some are requiring them. Can they?
The Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with the Delaware County Council hosted a free flu clinic at the Penn State Brandywine Campus.
There are about 11,000 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania so far this season, and 22 deaths.
National Influenza Vaccination Week starts Sunday and there are lots of places to get a vaccine locally.
Researchers compared flu-related emergency room visits in Children’s Hospital in Boston to Montreal Children’s Hospital in Canada, where shot recommendations were not expanded to include more kids.
October is the traditional start of the flu season. Have you had your vaccination yet?