CDC: This Year's Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective In Preventing InfectionAccording to the Illinois Department of Public Health, over the past decade, influenza and pneumonia have been associated with an average of 3,500 deaths a year in the state. At least four children in Illinois died from the flu last year.
Study: Most U.S. Adults Have Not Gotten A Flu Shot For This SeasonThe mild season is a dramatic shift from the previous flu season, which was the deadliest in decades, with more than 80,000 flu-related deaths in the United States.
Cook County Officials: Get A Flu ShotThe CDC recommends that everyone over the age of six months get a flu shot. The nasal flu vaccine (LAIV) is also an option.
When Is The Right Time To Get Your Flu Shot?Summer is winding down and school is back in session, which means flu season is right around the corner. And as health officials remind us every year, the best protection against the virus is to get a flu shot.
There's Still Time To Get A Flu ShotThe vaccine could either protect you from the flu or at least help reduce the severity of your symptoms.
Flu Vaccine May Only Be 10% Effective, Experts SayOn average, past flu vaccines have been about 42 percent effective, though that number can range.
Illinois Sees Increase In Flu, Hospitals Place Temporary Visitor RestrictionsThe Illinois Department of Public Heath recommends hospitals to place temporary visitor-restriction polices that restrict children under 18 from visiting acute-care hospitals due to bad flu season.
Should You Wait To Get The Flu Shot? The CDC Says NoSome say seniors should wait to get a flu shot, until it is farther into the season. The CDC recommends people get one as soon as possible.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Some Flu-Stricken Workers Wonder: Go To Job, Or Stay Home Without Pay?CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with one Chicago man who says he can’t afford to miss work.
CDC Says Flu Season Has Reached EpidemicThe flu season is far from over, and as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared this season an epidemic, physicians were urging people to take precautions against the flu virus.
Early, Hard-Hitting Start For Flu Season This YearExperts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.
CDC: Get Your Flu Shot NowThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a reminder that if you haven't already gotten a flu shot this season, now is the time to do it.
HHS Secretary: Get A Flu Shot NowU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is encouraging people to get their flu shots and leading by example.
Man Suing Bosses Over Complications From Flu ShotIt's supposed to keep you from getting sick, but a far north suburban resident said he came down with a serious neurological disorder after being pressured by his bosses to get a flu shot.