Sorry, Kids: Doctors Urging Flu Shots This Year, Not Nasal SprayKids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version of the vaccine isn't working as well as a jab.
Kids To Feel Flu Shot Sting After CDC Says Nasal Spray Vaccine Shouldn't Be UsedMany kids around the U.S. will have to feel the sting of the flu shot this fall after a CDC advisory committee voted that the nasal spray vaccine mist should not be used in the upcoming season.
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.
2 More Flu Deaths In Santa Clara County; Statewide Flu Deaths Climb To 149The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of any Bay Area county, public health officials reported Friday.
Bay Area Flu Deaths Reach 15; Pharmacies Get Vaccines ReplenishedThe number of flu-related deaths in the Bay Area increased again on Monday, with four more deaths reported, according to health officials.
Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens Experience Flu Vaccine Shortages Bay Area County health officials are predicting that many people will try to get a flu shot in the days ahead, as news spreads about growing number of flu-related deaths.
New Choices For Seasonal Flu VaccinesIt's fall. The kids are back at school, college football rivalries are in high gear, and -- oh, yeah -- it’s time to get a flu vaccine.
Flu Claims Two More Lives In Santa Clara CountyOne died on January 11 and the other on January 13, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, health officer for the Santa Clara County Health Department, adding the men, both 58 years old, had other health issues that were exacerbated by influenza.
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.
Contra Costa County Offering Free Flu VaccinesOn Nov. 10, Contra Costa Health Services will be offering free flu vaccines in nine cities in the county.
Stanford Looks For Twins To Test Flu VaccineStanford University’s School of Medicine is looking for twins to help test how people respond to seasonal flu vaccines.