influenza

A Sick woman in bed blowing her nose surrounded by a lemon, pills, nose spray and cough medicine. (Photo: Getty Images)

Flu Shot

It Is Time to Prepare for Flu Season Last winter’s flu season was the worst since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the severity of influenza outbreaks each year. The long season that began in November 2017 peaked in January and February and held
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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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