Flu

Sep 17, 2020
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study suggests that social distancing and other measures to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 could help reduce the impact of flu this fall and winter in the United States if widely practiced.
Sep 14, 2020
Flu season soon will be upon us. And this year, it will take place in the middle of our ongoing battle against COVID-19.
Jul 10, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is taking steps to prepare for the possible spread of H1N1 swine influenza viruses.
Jul 6, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of a third diagnostic test that detects and differentiates flu and COVID-19 viruses from one another.
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.