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Flu Shot “Egg-cellent” for Allergic Kids
While the flu vaccine lowers chances of getting the flu, there have been concerns about giving it to egg-allergic children. This group now appears to have no reaction from the treatment.
New Flu Shot – Without Eggs
One drawback of the seasonal flu vaccine is that it's made with egg proteins – a possible problem for people with egg allergies. But next year, they will have a new egg-free option.
FDA approves new seasonal influenza vaccine made using novel technology
The US Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has approved Flublok , the first trivalent influenza vaccine made using an insect virus ( baculovirus ) expression system and recombinant DNA technology. Flublok is approved for the prevention of seasonal influenza in people 18 through 49 years of age.
Flu Shot Protects Mom and Unborn Baby
With a flu pandemic going on, public health authorities are encouraging everyone to get flu shots. But pregnant women may worry – will the shot hurt my baby?
Flu is public health emergency in Boston
This year's flu season has already proven to be devastating. The virus' effect in Boston is so severe that the mayor declared the flu outbreak as a public health emergency on Wednesday.
Flu Near You: A Website for Flu
Next time you feel like you're coming down with the flu while you're sitting at your computer, you might want to click over to a website called Flu Near You before you head to the doctor's.
No Link Between Flu Vaccine and Epilepsy
Epileptics are often encouraged to receive flu vaccines because the risk of seizure increases when a patient has the flu. With more focus recently on vaccine safety and side effects, many are wondering if this preventative measure could actually make conditions worse.
Flu Season Continues to Worsen
The United States is in for a long, hard flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year's strain is steadily getting worse.
Flu-Stricken Babies Have Options
When one family member gets the flu, it often means the rest are likely to catch it. Now there's a new option for treatment for the youngest members of the family who get the flu.
The Top 5 Flu Shot Myths
Still on the fence about getting a flu shot? If you ask friends or family their advice, you're likely to get a wide range of opinions. What to do?