Pediatrics

Q&A: Tips to prepare children for a flu vaccination

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 5-year-old son is afraid of needles. He cries and fusses anytime we have to visit the doctor. When it's time for an immunization or vaccination, he squirms and screams, and he has to be held down. Afterward ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to cope with a complicated winter amid COVID-19

The upcoming holiday season will be challenging for many Americans. The coronavirus pandemic is surging—California recently surpassed 1 million known cases—as quarantine fatigue grows. Shorter and colder days are coming, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keeping those at highest risk of COVID-19 safe during latest surge

Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases. According to Dr. Pritish Tosh, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, there's evidence to suggest that trend is going to continue and possibly get worse.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Get your flu shot: It might shield you from severe COVID

(HealthDay)—The coronavirus and the flu are two entirely different viruses. But a new study suggests those who get a flu vaccine face a considerably lower risk for being hospitalized if and when they get COVID-19.

Vaccination

As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads

US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening their efforts.

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