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Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Pregnancy checkup

Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018

Flu in kids is associated with asthma treatment failure

Influenza illnesses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment.

Feb 01, 2018

Feb 01, 2018
Flu vaccination

Canadian data show low flu vaccine protection against H3N2

Protection against the H3N2 strain was 17%—and not statistically significant.

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Defibrillation in operating room

Study bolsters link between flu and heart attack

The risk of heart attack increases sixfold in the first 7 days after lab-confirmed flu in adults 35 and older.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017
Flu vaccine being injected

Studies shed light on effects of serial flu shots, current vaccine's benefits

Getting a flu shot 2 years in a row apparently can, under certain circumstances, backfire.

Apr 05, 2016

Apr 05, 2016
Flu shot

Study: Prior-year vaccination cut flu vaccine effects in 2014-15

Those vaccinated 3 years in a row appeared to fare the worst in 2014-15 against H3N2 flu, but experts say it's still beneficial to get a flu shot each year.

Feb 05, 2015

Feb 05, 2015
Photo of puzzle pieces

UK, Canada add to bad news on this year's flu vaccine

Researchers in both places found vaccine effectiveness to be well below the already-low US numbers.

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