Vaccines in the News

Vaccines in the News

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak October 13, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday due to a lack of vaccines in a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in several California counties, CBS Los Angeles reports. The declaration allows the state to "increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the current outbreak," Gov. Brown said in a statement. [+] more
Colorado flu season off to a busy start, but docs say this year’s vaccine is a good match for strains going around October 12, 2017
As the flu season gets underway in Colorado, a state health official is warning that it is especially important for people this year to get the flu vaccine — because the specific flu strain seen most so far is especially nasty. The first statewide flu report, released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, shows that six people have been hospitalized for influenza since Oct. 1, the official start of flu season. About 20 people have been hospitalized since August. Both numbers are higher than average for this time of year, state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said, adding that such numbers could signal a wicked flu season. [+] more
Flu Season 2017: Which Type of Vaccine Should You Get? October 10, 2017
It's that time of the year again: flu season. Although the peak of illnesses usually doesn't hit until winter, health experts are reminding the public of the importance of getting vaccinated. Each year, the strain of flu that affects people varies; therefore, different types of vaccines are needed to effectively protect against the common viral infection. [+] more
Fall Weather Headed Your Way? Time For Flu Shots September 4, 2017
The arrival of a new school year and cooler temperatures also means the arrival of flu vaccines in doctors' offices, pharmacies, clinics, work places, and school campuses. With flu season on its way, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued updated recommendations Monday for the flu vaccine — but without the needle-free option so many parents were hoping for. [+] more
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