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Category: Flu Vaccine Information


Flu Vaccines Are Safe: Here’s Why

October 13, 2020 - Flu vaccines help prevent flu-related illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Flu vaccines have a strong safety record and have been safely administered to hundreds of millions of people over the past 60+ years. Flu Vaccines Cannot Cause the Flu If you should happen to feel ill following flu vaccination, there are two common explanations: You may […]
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Flu Vaccination Does NOT Increase Risk of COVID-19

October 13, 2020 - This year, depending on which one you get, the annual flu vaccine will protect against three or four types of flu viruses. It does not contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the novel coronavirus commonly referred to as “COVID-19”. Potential COVID-19 vaccines are still being tested and are not yet available. False Claims There have […]
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Types of Available Flu Vaccines for the 2020-2021 Flu Season

September 17, 2020 - Everyone six months and older, with rare exception, should get an annual flu vaccine, but there are many different options available. So how can you decide which one is right for you? All available flu vaccines on the market help protect against the same three or four circulating flu strains in the United States, but […]
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When Is the Right Time for Flu Vaccination?

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September 15, 2020 - Flu vaccines are starting to become available in parts of the United States and should be widely available shortly. In fact, there will be a record amount of available flu vaccines this year in the U.S. – upwards of 198 million doses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu vaccination is […]
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Flu Vaccine Recommendations During COVID-19

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August 22, 2020 - Public health efforts have been focused on “flattening the curve” during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we do not overwhelm healthcare systems. However, as flu arrives in the fall, there will be two overlapping viruses that both can cause illness, hospitalizations, and death. How can we flatten the COVID-19 curve while another virus enters […]
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Why Children Should Get a Flu Vaccine

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August 7, 2020 - If you’ve paid attention to the news this summer, you’re probably aware that the ‘back to school’ plan in your area will look different from past years. Children might be headed to in-person learning, they might be staying home, or there might be a combination of the two. Although COVID-19 is the main health concern […]
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Flu Vaccine Effectiveness 101

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January 15, 2020 - One of the common reasons people cite for not getting an annual flu vaccine is that they think it doesn’t work. Flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) indicates how well flu vaccination helps protect individuals against flu-related illness. The important thing to remember is that regardless of how high (or low) VE may be every year, so […]
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