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Influenza Vaccine

Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health is not expecting a decrease any time soon with more reported cases from previous weeks coming in, but the flu vaccine is still available and may help those with current health problems avoid the virus.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
To Get a Shot or Not?

To Get a Shot or Not?

The only thing that is spreading faster than the flu these days seems to be this question: Did you get a flu shot this season?

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am
What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

As flu season approaches, germs are spreading faster than holiday cheer. Traveling through a highly populated place, such as an airport, raises the risk of contracting the seasonal flu.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am

Flu shots can help keep your holidays happy this year

As people get together for the holidays, flu and other respiratory illnesses are easily spread. Now is a good time to consider getting the flu vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your friends.

December 20, 2011 12:00 am

Health officials urge the public to have seasonal flu shots

Ann Censotti, 59, a licensed clinical social worker from the Andersonville neighborhood on Chicago's North Side, received her flu shot last month because she works closely with older people who are especially vulnerable to the flu.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

State may seek flu shot data of medical workers

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers may require hospitals to report their employee immunization rates to shame medical workers into getting an annual flu shot.

September 28, 2011 2:30 pm

State health officials warning 'stomach flu' is not influenza

INDIANAPOLIS | State health officials reminded Hoosiers Monday that the "stomach flu" is not influenza, hoping to avoid confusion during the winter flu season.

December 07, 2010 12:00 am

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