Your flu shot may be protecting you from more than just the flu. It could also protect you against the number one killer of Americans.
With the flu epidemic hitting the Tri-State Area hard, many pharmacies have begun to run out of flu shot supplies.
The Centers for Disease Control hinted that flu may have already peaked in some spots, but also that New York is experiencing “high activity.”
The law prevented 4-year-old Jeremy Pereira from returning to his pre-K class at the Edward V. Walton School in Springfield because his parents said he is allergic to egg, which is present in the flu vaccine.
Dr. David Katz said that some children have already died from flu complications and that even a garden variety flu season kills as many as 30,000 people.
The mayor got his flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at a Duane Reade pharmacy in lower Manhattan. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley also received his influenza vaccine at the Duane Reade Thursday morning.
You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.
New York used to be among a handful of states that only allowed physicians and nurses to administer vaccines, but it began allowing pharmacists to give the shots, too, in 2008.
The 4-year-old boy died late last week of bacterial pneumonia, which can be a complication of flu.
The Yankees lost again on Wednesday night and see themselves back in 2nd place in the AL East. What a crazy series it was against the Tampa Bay Rays. Even crazier? Mark Teixeira’s comments regarding Andy Pettitte.
WASHINGTON (AP) ―One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail. At least that’s the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a […]