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Nasal Mist Recommended As Preferred Flu Vaccine For Children

For the first time, government health officials are recommending Flu Mist nasal spray as the preferred vaccine for healthy children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old.

09/18/2014

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CDC: More Young People Getting The Flu Than In Any Other Age Group

Flu season started early and strong this year, and on Thursday a new report revealed it’s hitting a different group of people especially hard.

02/20/2014

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Flu Widespread Across Half Of U.S.; Experts Urge Vaccination

Flu cases started to spike right around Christmas. Now, the New York State Department of Health says the flu is widespread.

01/09/2014

Nurse Dreonna Breton was fired from her job at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, after she refused to get a flu shot while pregnant. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nurse Fired For Refusing To Get Flu Shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the influenza virus is now widespread in 10 states, including New York and Pennsylvania – where a pregnant nurse is out of a job.

12/30/2013

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Do Your Part To Prevent The Flu From Getting To You

With 20 percent of Americans coming down with the flu every year, it can be hard to protect anyone, but one of the best ways to safeguard yourself against it is to get a flu shot, according to CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez.

12/26/2013

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NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young Children

New York City’s Board of Health voted Wednesday in favor of the mandatory vaccine for children under 6. The initiative takes effect in 30 days and will be required for about 150,000 children.

12/11/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Flu Shots For Better Heart Health

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.

10/22/2013

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Flu Shot Supply Dwindling As New York Faces Public Health Emergency

With the flu epidemic hitting the Tri-State Area hard, many pharmacies have begun to run out of flu shot supplies.

01/13/2013

Dr. Sassan Naderi holds a vile of flu vaccination at the Premier Care walk-in health clinic which administers flu shots on Jan. 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Centers For Disease Control: Flu More Widespread, But Eases Off In Some Areas

The Centers for Disease Control hinted that flu may have already peaked in some spots, but also that New York is experiencing “high activity.”

01/11/2013

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Springfield, NJ Father Challenges New Flu Shot Requirement; State DOH Amends Rules

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.

01/08/2013

Jessica Forde recieves her H1N1 shot at the Delany Medical Center in the Bronx - Nov. 11, 2009 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Yale Physician Predicts Bad Flu Season, Recommends Flu Shots

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.

12/10/2012

Mayor Bloomberg gets flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at Duane Reade in lower Manhattan Oct. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Gets Flu Shot, Urges New Yorkers To Do The Same

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.

10/25/2012

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Adults At Greater Risk For Whooping Cough With 30,000 New Cases Reported Each Year

You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.

08/15/2012

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Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill To Let Pharmacists Give Flu Shots

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.

08/06/2011

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New Rochelle Boy Suffers Flu-Related Death

The 4-year-old boy died late last week of bacterial pneumonia, which can be a complication of flu.

12/07/2010

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