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The 411 on Flu Vaccines
When it comes to flu vaccines, which is better: A squirt in the nose or a shot in the arm?
Flu Shot Less Effective in Seniors — Here's Why
Flu vaccines are known to be less effective in the elderly. But until now, the mechanisms behind this phenomenon were not well-understood.
For Egg-Allergic Kids, Nasal Flu Vaccine Appears Safe
Some flu vaccines are made using eggs, raising safety concerns for many patients with egg allergies. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
CDC Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccination
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Have you had your flu shot yet?
The Best Flu Shot for High-Risk Cancer Patients
For patients with cancers of the immune system, such as multiple myeloma, common infections like the flu can be especially dangerous. And new evidence suggests that standard flu shots may not offer adequate protection for these patients.
Stay Acetaminophen-Safe This Flu Season
If you’re looking for some relief from cold and flu symptoms, you can find many treatment options at your local pharmacy. But before you top off your cough syrup with a Tylenol, you may want to think twice.
Flu Vaccine: How a High Dose Could Help Older Patients
The flu can be a major risk for elderly patients. But the type of flu vaccine these patients receive could lower that risk.
New Flu Rx on the Horizon
Newfound support may give an experimental flu medication the boost it needs to become available for use.
How Your Flu Vaccine May Protect Those Around You
Adults who get their yearly flu vaccines may wind up protecting more than just themselves.
Why Early Flu Treatment Matters
The flu can be particularly dangerous for seniors, but early treatment with one kind of medication may help.