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.
Changes Coming To Flu Shots This Season: What You Need To KnowIt’s that time of year again – the one some needle-phobes hate, but could save your life.
Major Spike In Flu Cases Seen Across New JerseyFlu fears have mounted in New Jersey after a high number of cases were reported – especially in the northeast and central parts of the state.
Health Officials Say Flu Widespread, Prevalent In New YorkThe Department of Health says cases of the flu have been confirmed in 39 counties and in all five boroughs of New York City. Some 658 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported so far this flu season.
The Key To Curing Winter Illnesses? Figuring Out What’s Bugging YouIt's warm, it's freezing, it's warm again, and then cold again. This roller coaster weather is making a lot of people feel sick.
Dietitian Dishes On Foods That Can Help Fight The FluWhile it's not too late to get vaccinated, there are also other things you can do to protect yourself.
NJ Nurse Accused of Reusing Flu Shot SyringesThe board said in a consent order that the nurse `administered an inadequate amount of the flu vaccine to patients using single-use syringes
Concern Mounts After CDC Says This Season's Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent EffectiveThe poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, health officials say.
Westchester Health Officials: Too Early To Say If This Flu Season Will Be A Bad OneThe latest map by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the flu is hitting hard in 43 states. It has been widespread in New York since mid-December.
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.
Flu Cases In New York Nearly Double In Just A WeekCases of the flu in New York have almost doubled in just a week. It's a national epidemic and the worst part of the season has yet to arrive.
Flu Bug Hits Long Island HardThe flu bug is hitting Long Island hard this year and the number of reported cases since October have more than tripled over last year.

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