Doctors Recommend Children Receive Flu Shots By End Of OctoberDoctors say it takes two weeks for the shot to protect against the virus, so it’s important to get vaccinated now before the season gets underway.
Beyond The Flu Shot: Avoid Nasty Germs And Stay Healthy This WinterCold and flu season is in full swing, and even if you got a flu shot you can still get sick.
Doctors Employ New Techniques To Take The Pain Out Of Getting A ShotNo one likes to get shots -- not adults, and definitely not children. With the CDC recommending against the nasal spray flu vaccine for kids this year, kids may need to get another shot.
Experts Say ‘Flumist’ Nasal Spray May Not Be Working, Recommend Flu Shots InsteadThe Centers For Disease Control is warning that the popular nasal spray Flumist is not very effective for young children.
Judge Blocks NYC Flu Vaccine Requirement For PreschoolersFive mothers sued last month. They argued that the 2013 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene rule was invalid because it wasn't voted on by the Legislature.
N.J. Social Service Workers Suspended For Refusing To Get Flu ShotsImagine being told to get a flu shot, or else be suspended from work without pay.
Flu Shots Now Required For NYC PreschoolersNew York City preschoolers are now required to have a flu shot or, for the first time, could be barred from city-licensed day care centers and preschools.
When It Comes To Staying Healthy Experts Say Flu Shots Are A Winter MustIt's not winter yet, but the season's best friend, the flu, is alive and well in the city and the rest of New York.
Staten Island Liberian Community Ships Food To Ebola-Stricken West AfricaThe Liberian community on Staten Island collected food to ship to West Africa Saturday, at an event where free flu shots were also available.
NYC Could Soon Mandate Flu Shots For Small ChildrenFlu shots could soon be required by law for small children in New York City. The plan would mandate children in day cares and preschools receive the shot.
Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency As Flu Epidemic PersistsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency Saturday, as the flu epidemic rocked the nation and hospitals and urgent care centers saw huge crowds.
Medical Experts Separate Fact From Fiction And Weigh In On Common Myths Surrounding The Flu VaccineThe vaccine is quick, easy, and often free but only about a third of the population will get vaccinated, possibly because of some of the myths associated with the vaccine.