State Health Officials Urge Vaccinations as Flu Season Begins in EarnestState public health officials urged residents this week to get a flu vaccine, especially if they are part of a high-risk group such as those age 65 and older.
'Twindemic' of COVID, Flu Concerns Rise With Lifting Of Mask MandatesWhile COVID cases tick upward there is a new concern as flu season approaches for a "twindemic."
Solano County Confirms 1st Case of Patient Suffering Both Coronavirus and FluThe Solano County public health department reported Friday the first patient suffering both the flu and COVID-19.
Contra Costa Health Officials Offering One-Stop COVID-19 Testing & Flu ShotsAmid growing concern about COVID-19 cases rising alongside the flu this fall and winter, Contra Costa County health officials plan to offer flu shots alongside coronavirus testing at several sites.
Coronavirus Preventive Measures Expected To Limit Spread Of Flu ContagionAll of that mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing is not only paying dividends in reducing the spread of COVID-19, but may have another silver lining, in flu season.
Coronavirus Vs. Common Flu: UC Berkeley Public Health Professor Compares BothKPIX met with a UC Berkeley public health professor to discuss recent comparisons between COVID-19 and the common flu virus.
First Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Marin CountyMarin County public health officials reported the first two flu-related deaths this flu season in a news release on Tuesday.
Deadly Flu Strain Prompts CDC to Urge Unvaccinated to Get Their ShotsA troubling flu strain is hitting the United States and health experts are warning those who didn't get the flu shot that it's still not too late.
CDC: Flu Has 'Definitely Peaked' For The 2017-18 SeasonIllness activity peaked and began to decline during the eighth week of the year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly surveillance report indicated Friday.
Flu Season Still Getting Worse; Now As Bad As 2009 Swine FluThe flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.
Demand For Flu-Fighting Soup Has San Francisco Restaurant SwampedFlu sufferers swear by it. Others call it a cure for whatever ails you. It's the sopa de pollo, chicken soup, at a small San Francisco Mexican restaurant that people are lining up for.
Fierce, Deadly Flu Season Still Not Peaked, CDC SaysInfluenza activity continues to be widespread in all states except Hawaii, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the CDC.
Flu Season Is Here, And Experts Are Already ConcernedLast year's seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated.
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.