Officials: Young Children Need Flu Booster Shot Their First Time AroundGovernment health officials have released their first estimates of how effective the flu vaccine has been this season.
Poll: Many Long Islanders Take Supplements Instead Of Getting Flu ShotSome people are refusing to get a flu shot and are instead using other methods to prevent getting sick, according to a new study.
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.
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 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.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Nasal Mist Recommended As Preferred Flu Vaccine For ChildrenFor 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.
CDC: More Young People Getting The Flu Than In Any Other Age GroupFlu season started early and strong this year, and on Thursday a new report revealed it's hitting a different group of people especially hard.
Flu Widespread Across Half Of U.S.; Experts Urge VaccinationFlu cases started to spike right around Christmas. Now, the New York State Department of Health says the flu is widespread.
Nurse Fired For Refusing To Get Flu ShotThe 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.
Do Your Part To Prevent The Flu From Getting To YouWith 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.
NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young ChildrenNew 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.
Dr. Max Gomez: Flu Shots For Better Heart HealthYour flu shot may be protecting you from more than just the flu. It could also protect you against the number one killer of Americans.
Flu Shot Supply Dwindling As New York Faces Public Health EmergencyWith the flu epidemic hitting the Tri-State Area hard, many pharmacies have begun to run out of flu shot supplies.
Centers For Disease Control: Flu More Widespread, But Eases Off In Some AreasThe Centers for Disease Control hinted that flu may have already peaked in some spots, but also that New York is experiencing "high activity.”