Flu

Oct 29, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration last week approved a new antiviral flu medication for patients aged 12 and older.
Feb 20, 2020
This season’s flu vaccine has been about 45% effective at preventing flu-related outpatient visits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Jan 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend early treatment with antiviral medications for hospitalized patients and high-risk outpatients with flu, including children under 2 years old, the agency said Friday in an advisory.
Dec 9, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services today announced a $226 million contract to expand the nation’s capacity to quickly produce vaccine for a flu pandemic.
Oct 14, 2019
“Get vaccinated” is a message everyone should hear, and hospitals and health systems are the ideal partners to spread it.
Oct 8, 2019
Only one in three U.S. pregnant women receive both the flu and whooping cough vaccines as recommended, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep 20, 2019
President Trump yesterday created an interagency task force to develop and implement a five-year plan to improve flu vaccines and produce them faster.
Mar 29, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday recommended treating all hospitalized, severely ill and high-risk patients who have suspected or confirmed influenza with antiviral medications as soon as possible.
Feb 15, 2019
Hospitals and clinicians are seeing fewer flu patients this season than in other recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
Jan 17, 2019
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