Q&A: How to stay safe from flu during the COVID-19 pandemic

Influenza is a serious illness that can make you miserable. At its worst, it can be fatal. As North America enters its first full flu season since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering about the intersection ...


2018 to 2019 vaccine cut influenza A-linked hospitalizations

(HealthDay)—The 2018 to 2019 influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) was about 40 to 60 percent for reducing pediatric influenza A-associated hospitalizations and emergency department visits, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Around 60 percent of pregnant women got flu shot in 2019 to 2020

(HealthDay)—About 61 percent of pregnant women received the influenza vaccination and 56.6 percent received the reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in 2019 to 2020, according to research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: How to tell the flu from COVID-19

With the advent of fall comes the flu season—and the potential for it to make the rounds in the midst of the current pandemic. But how do you differentiate between the flu, caused by the influenza virus, and COVID-19? And ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds no link between influenza vaccine and COVID-19 risk

A new Cleveland Clinic study has found that receiving the influenza vaccine does not increase a person's risk for contracting COVID-19 or worsen associated morbidity or mortality. Published in the Journal of Clinical and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK tests if COVID-19 vaccines might work better inhaled

British scientists are beginning a small study comparing how two experimental coronavirus vaccines might work when they are inhaled by people instead of being injected.

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