Medical research

Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bill allowing pharmacists to give kids the flu shot at risk

The contentious debate about whether Connecticut lawmakers should scrap a religious exemption for certain childhood vaccinations could inadvertently end up sinking efforts to make the flu vaccine more accessible to children.

Immunology

Building a better flu shot

Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective ...

Vaccination

Efforts to move the needle on flu shot rates get stuck

It's free and available everywhere. Yet most Americans skip the annual flu shot—with the number of dispensed vaccines barely changed in the past decade, despite government removal of cost and access obstacles.

Vaccination

AHA: About one in three with ASCVD not receiving flu shot

About one in three individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) did not receive an influenza vaccination in the past year, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, ...

Cardiology

Flu shot may aid heart bypass recovery

Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery can head off inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, a new study suggests.

Cardiology

Flu shots help prevent illness, death in heart disease patients

An annual flu vaccination is inexpensive, easy and proven to prevent illness and death in people with heart disease, however, almost 1 in 3 patients skip the flu shot, according to preliminary research to be presented at ...

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