As flu vaccination season begins, certified nurse practitioner Dayne Adkins from Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Warren West fields lots of questions from patient families about the vaccine. Sometimes people ask if a flu shot can cause the flu, or if it protects against the “stomach flu.” The answer, in both cases, is no. “There’s a common […]
Each year, the flu vaccine is tweaked to address what doctors believe will be the most common and concerning strains of flu. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of receiving the vaccine, as well as a new a new version that is […]
Akron Children’s began offering the flu vaccines in nearly a dozen schools, making it easier and more convenient than ever to get children immunized. On Tuesday alone, about 2,000 Akron Public School children were immunized. The rest of the district was being covered today and tomorrow.
It’s flu season again. Is your family prepared? Do you know who should be vaccinated and when?