Egg allergic children, including those with a history of anaphylaxis to egg, can safely receive a single dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
Health officials say the number of Michigan children reported dead from the flu this season has risen to four.
An infant from southwest Michigan and a child from mid-Michigan died. As of December 20th there were 149 confirmed cases of the flu in Michigan.
Michigan residents are being urged to take preventative action and get vaccinated against seasonal flu in the wake of a Centers for Disease Control report that said there has been a rapid increase in flu cases in the state.
Health officials in Michigan are urging residents to get vaccinated against whooping cough and influenza to help protect themselves and infants.
Flu season has begun and it’s time to prepare for flu shots for not only H1N1 but two other influenza strains.
Avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with avian flu viruses have occurred.
When a new strain of influenza began to sicken even healthy younger adults three years ago, public interest in getting the vaccine started strong but declined over time even as more people were getting sick.
Right now there are 30 states that are reporting cases of the flu … and the peak doesn’t hit until January and February.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the initial “FluView” report for the U.S. 2011–2012 flu season with the message that flu activity is currently low, making this the perfect time to get vaccinated.
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