Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most people hospitalized with the flu have a chronic illness

Leading health organizations are urging people to get a flu shot if they haven't already done so. Compared to last year's mild flu season, the U.S. has already seen more than three times the number of flu-related deaths. ...


Time to update adult vaccinations for a new year

Personal health is often among the top New Year's resolutions each January. Beyond diet and exercise, Dr. John Presutti, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, says the new year is a good calendar reminder to update adult ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Flu shots are important for young people, too

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 28 and consider myself fairly healthy. I have never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. I did receive a COVID-19 vaccine series. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to avoid illness as COVID-19 and the flu surge

A one-two punch of COVID-19 and the flu is striking California, sickening residents—some so severely they've had to go to the hospital—interrupting daily life and threatening to upend holiday plans.

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