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NYC To Require Flu Shots For Children 6 Months To 5 Years Old

The New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year’s outbreak of the flu.

12/17/2014

A third of the students at the Lee Road Elementary School in Wantagh, Long Island, were absent Tuesday amid a flu outbreak. (Credit: CBS2)

115 Students Kept Out Of One Long Island School Amid Flu Outbreak

More than one third of students in a single Long Island elementary school stayed home on Tuesday, with many of them suffering from flu systems.

12/16/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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It’s Back: Tri-State Area Hit With Round Two Of Flu

During the peak in mid-January, influenza A was the culprit. This second wave is being led by influenza B.

04/15/2014

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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

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Seeks To Vaccinate More Kids Against Flu

Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says 65 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months received an influenza vaccination in the past year.

01/08/2014

Phamacist Prakash Deshpande injects Judith Echevarria with influenza vaccine at a Manhattan pharmacy - Jan. 14, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Flu Kills Four New Jersey Children, Wreaks Havoc In Hospitals

Influenza is running rampant. It hit early and hard and it’s showing no signs of letting up.

01/25/2013

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Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency As Flu Epidemic Persists

New 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.

01/12/2013

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De Blasio Calls For Sick Leave Protections As Flu Pounds Area

As the flu epidemic pounds the Tri-State Area, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling for the immediate passage of paid sick leave legislation that is now stalled in the City Council.

01/12/2013

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The Flu Vs. The Cold: Experts Help Debunk The Myths About Both

A cold and the flu are tough to tell apart, but there are important distinctions that can help you know the difference.

01/11/2013

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

Medical Experts Separate Fact From Fiction And Weigh In On Common Myths Surrounding The Flu Vaccine

The 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.

01/10/2013

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

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Staten Island Hospital Conducts Drill To Prepare For Mass Casualty Scenarios

Employees at a Staten Island hospital spent the day preparing for disaster on Monday.

04/30/2012

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Widespread Flu Epidemic Taking Bite Out Of NYC

New York is showing a dramatic increase in the number of serious flu infections and emergency room visits, and doctors are trying to figure out the reason.

01/05/2011

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CDC: Flu Season Picking Up In NY, Other States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier.

12/31/2010

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