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.
Bay Area Flu Outbreak Claims 3 Lives; Officials Urge VaccinationHealth officials are warning of a widespread flu outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Are in the wake of three recent flu-related deaths.
San Jose Homeless Health Fair Offers Flu Shots, Voter RegistrationHundreds of the homeless turned out for a free health fair in San Jose on Friday.
Flu And Whooping Cough Vaccine Combo Safe For Pregnant Women, Study FindsPregnant women can breathe easy about getting flu and whooping cough vaccines during pregnancy, and there's no reason to be concerned about getting them both at the same time, experts say.
Health Officials Warn This Year's Flu Vaccine Won't Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of InfluenzaHealth officials weren't sure if the new strain would become a significant problem in the U.S., but lab specimens from patients have shown that the most commonly seen flu bug so far is the new strain of H3N2.
Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless VeteransSanta Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.
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.
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.
East Bay Woman Dies Suddenly From H1N1 Flu VirusThe flu outbreak has claimed the life of a woman from the East Bay who once worked at KPIX 5. Nancy Pinnella became sick last week and died a few days later.
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.
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.
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.