Vaccination

Influenza vaccination of children cuts hospitalization in half

Fully vaccinating children reduced the risk of hospitalization for complications associated with influenza by 54%, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Michigan researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why you need your flu shot now

Every year, millions of people in the U.S. contract the flu. Many people recover from the illness, but some require hospitalizations. And, unfortunately, every year some people die of flu-related complications. Dr. Tina Ardon, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

It's still not too late for a flu shot

(HealthDay)—Even though it's the end of February, it's still not too late to get a flu shot, doctors say.

Pediatrics

Flu shot during pregnancy poses no harm to baby

(HealthDay)—There's some good news for expecting moms who are trying to weather a brutal flu season—a new study shows that getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes no harm to newborns.

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