influenza

The flu season in the DMV can begin as early as October and last though May. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Flu Shots

Flu Season Is Sneaking Up on Us Each year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. Scientists must make educated guesses about which strains will be prevalent as they create the annual flu vaccine. Healthcare professionals try to guess when it will hit their communities – and
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After the CDC recommended against the nasal flu vaccine for children in 2016, fewer parents opted to get their children vaccinated. (Photo: iStock)

Kids & the Flu

Flu Vaccinations Fall Without Nasal Vaccine Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-17 flu season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a flu shot as soon as it becomes available. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov)

Flu Season

What You Need to Know This Flu Season As flu season approaches, medical experts have some new recommendations – along with some old standards – on how to reduce your chances of getting sick. FluMist is ‘out’ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer
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