Health Experts: Demand For Flu Shots Is Higher Than Expected, So Public Urged To Get One Sooner Rather Than LaterIn preparing for the flu season, Stop & Shop did its market research and anticipated a 35% increase in demand for the influenza vaccine, but that projection ended up being off.
Mayor, Health Commissioner Encourage New Yorkers To Get Their Flu Shots: 'We Should Not Underestimate It'The mayor also shared an update on the city's test and trace program, saying it has prevented up to 15,000 potential cases of the coronavirus.
Doctors: Flu Shots A Must This Fall To Help Avoid Potential TwindemicThe viruses share symptoms, and fighting an outbreak of both could put more stress on our already exhausted health care system.
'Second Wave' Of Dangerous Flu Hitting New York, Pediatric Deaths On The RiseThe state health department says New York has seen almost 107,000 confirmed flu cases so far this season, with three flu-associated pediatric deaths.
Flu Deaths Down From Previous Seasons, But Serious Risks Still RemainThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says overall flu activity has declined over the last few weeks, but still remains high.
Flu Or Allergies? Here's What To Know About Your Symptoms As Flu Deaths Rise To 2,900Feeling feverish, achy? Got a cough? Or maybe your eyes are itchy and you're sneezing. Maybe it's just a cold but, could it be the flu or allergies? The difference could be serious if it is the flu.
Health Department: Confirmed Flu Cases In NYC Up 77%The winter season isn't the only thing in full swing. The flu season is also here in the Big Apple. Doctors are reporting an early rise in cases ahead of the peak.
Doctors: Holiday Season Is Ideal For Spreading The FluFlu season is off to an early start this year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And if past years are any indication, it's about to get a boost due to family gatherings and holiday parties.
Health Officials: Widespread Cases Of Flu Reported Across New York State, Hundreds Hospitalized Already"Flu season occurs primarily from October through May," the New York State Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.
CDC: 7 Southern States Reporting Worst Flu Rates In A Decade, 5 Children DeadThere have been 573 confirmed flu hospitalizations reported between Oct. 1 and Nov. 23.
NY Teen Becomes Advocate For Flu Shots After Nearly Dying From IllnessDr. Max Gomez spoke to a young honors student who didn't get her flu shot because she didn't want to miss school. That almost cost her her life.
Is It Too Early To Get The Flu Shot? Local Experts Say NoAs kids get ready to head back to school soon, it also means that flu season is not too far off.
CDC Warns Stubborn, Deadly Flu Season Now Longest EverThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say this year's flu season has been one of the longest since 1997 when they started keeping records.
CDC: This Season's Flu Vaccine Working Better, But Infections Hitting PeakThe vaccine has reduced the risk of going to the doctor for flu-related illness by 47 percent overall this season.
Doctors: If You're Healthy And Have The Flu, Stay Out Of The Emergency RoomThe CDC is now reporting widespread flu activity in 30 states with an increasing number of patients being sent to the hospital.