Is a combo COVID/flu shot on the way?

During the next few weeks or months, you might find yourself dropping by the doctor's office or pharmacy to get your annual flu shot along with a dose of COVID vaccine.

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Concerns rise over UK flu outbreak amid vaccine delays

One of the U.K.'s largest suppliers of seasonal influenza vaccines warned Saturday that there could be delivery delays of up to two weeks as a result of a shortage of truck drivers.

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Upcoming flu season will likely be severe

The 2021-22 influenza season is likely to be more severe than average—and hit young children particularly hard—due to waning population-level immunity from the near-lack of a flu season during last winter's COVID-19 surge, ...

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Are colds and flu coming back?

A remarkable side effect of the pandemic has been the near vanishing of colds, flu, and other viruses. All of these can lead to general misery and, in some cases, serious illness and death. Fortunately, mask-wearing and other ...


Students' lack of routine vaccines muddies start of school

The vaccinations that U.S. schoolchildren are required to get to hold terrible diseases like polio, measles, tetanus and whooping cough in check are way behind schedule this year, threatening further complications to a school ...

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Our on again, off again relationship with masks

As COVID-19's delta variant creates dangerous hotspots of community spread across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone—including the vaccinated—resume mask-wearing ...

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