With school now in session, parents need to be on the lookout for runny noses, scratchy throats and constant sneezing. The all-too familiar cold symptoms — you can’t miss them. It’s also that time of year when parents need to start thinking about protecting their kids from this season’s flu virus. Influenza activity often begins […]
As summer memories fade and your kids settle into their back-to-school routines, it’s important to include flu vaccinations on your family’s to-do list. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients including young children and kids with chronic conditions such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related […]
The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.
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.
Among the many changes to the annual flu vaccine, this is the first year that it has been designed to protect against four strains, instead of the usual three.
It’s flu season again. Is your family prepared? Do you know who should be vaccinated and when?