Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn't Cover Bug Making Most People SickAs predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
243 Deaths From Flu This Season In California; Health Officials Say Numbers Reflect Decline California health officials said the recent numbers show an overall statewide decline in the number of deaths this season, and that the number of hospitalizations are tapering back to normal levels.
Bay Area Doctors Report Late-Season Rush For Flu ShotsWith the flu continuing to spread at an alarming, and deadly rate in California, doctors said there’s a late season rush for flu shots.
2nd Flu Death Of Season Recorded In San FranciscoThe second flu-related death of the season has been recorded in San Francisco, city health officials said Wednesday.
First Bay Area Flu-Related Death Reported In Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County health officials announced on Thursday the first known Bay Area flu-related death of the season.
Some Bay Area Residents Having Trouble Tracking Down Flu ShotPublic health officials have said that the best option for finding a flu shot at this point is to go to your doctor’s office because they get their doses from a different suppliers than big box stores, which are running out.
Bay Area Hospitals Confirm Uptick in Flu Symptoms, Warn of Another VirusLocal Bay Area hospitals are reporting an uptick in people complaining of flu-like symptoms, but doctors warn that other bugs are floating around too that might make you think it's the flu.
Flu Season Off To Earliest Start In 10 Years Say Health OfficialsHealth officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years—and it could be a bad one.
HealthWatch: Flu Season Still A Threat Despite Mild Start The 2011-2012 flu season is off to a slow start, but federal health experts said Friday that more activity is expected in the coming weeks.
Bay Area Health Officials Call Flu Season UnpredictableIf you haven’t already done so, county health officials around the Bay Area say now is the time to get your flu shot.
Healthcare Providers Stock Up for Flu SeasonThe peak of flu season is still weeks away, though the latest vaccines are already being distributed.