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3 hrs ago | KKCO-TV Grand Junction
It's almost that time of the year again, where the weather cools down and the flu bug is crawling around. Flu shots will begin to be available tomorrow at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center.
4 hrs ago | Patch.com
The City of Hoboken, in conjunction with Hoboken University Medical Center , will be providing free seasonal flu vaccines on a first come, first served basis for adult Hoboken residents on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Assumption Hall at Hoboken University Medical Center, 308 Willow Avenue. Proof of residency is required.
7 hrs ago | San Diego NewsCape
During the 2014-2015 flu season, it's important to remember that the single best way to prevent influenza is to get an annual vaccination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for everyone aged six months and older, with rare exception. As people age, the immune system weakens, even if they feel healthy and are active, which makes it harder to fight disease.
12 hrs ago | The News-Star
Reduce chances of flu by getting vaccine It's almost that time of year again. Time to get the annual flu shot.
16 hrs ago | Washington Times
College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Richard Streiffer tells the Tuscaloosa News that the vaccine is the "first and most important" step to prevent the flu . Nurses will visit sites all over the campus during the next three months to provide the free shots, and no insurance is required.
Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, are stressing the importance of Tennesseans receiving their influenza vaccinations this flu season. On , Governor Haslam, and Commissioner Dreyzehner will receive their seasonal flu vaccinations at the Shelby County Health Department in Memphis.
In just the first hour, nearly 200 people made their way to the south plaza to get their dosage of the vaccine. With no need to get out of the car, the lines were jam packed with locals taking advantage of the convenient set up.
More people will be able to get vaccines this year that protect against four strains of flu instead of only three. More people will be able to get vaccines this year that protect against four strains of flu instead of only three.
Over the next two Fridays, seniors who live in Rockland County can be vaccinated against this year's predicted flu viruses for free. The flu vaccines are also available to residents aged 9 through 64-for a $30 fee.
Letters are going out to parents from various school districts in the Commonwealth, saying that due to federal budget cuts, free influenza vaccines will no longer be available. "My understanding is, from the director of the Department of Health, the Division of Immunizations, that their funding was cut by 56 percent and that made them unable to supply the vaccine to the participating school districts," said Terry Quinlan, supervisor of health services for the Lower Merion School District.
Doctors in the city have observed that many patients diagnosed with influenza are taking an unusually long time to recover; however, experts have dismissed the possibility of a virus mutation After an unexpectedly long monsoon season this year, doctors in the city are stumped by the increasing number of patients diagnosed with influenza or flu, as many of the patients are taking an unusually long time to recover from symptoms of high fever, cough, cold and body aches. However, since none of the patients have tested positive for any monsoon-related diseases, it has raised a red flag about the possibility of a virus mutation.
Flu season can hit as early as October. Although it is hard to predict how long or severe the season will be, medical professionals suggest that you should get your shots as soon as possible.
PROPANE LEAK ON PANTOPS: Crews are using a technique called "flaring" to remove excess gas form a propane leak at the Mountaintop Montessori School on Pantops. The leak happened Friday afternoon.
Health care workers say getting vaccinated is important to protect yourself and the people around you. It's recommended for children as young as six months old.
Senior Services is hosting a Shingles Vaccination Clinic for ages 50 and older at the Swift Community Center on Friday, September 19th from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. The vaccination is covered, less deductible, by Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI for ages 50+ and by United Healthcare for ages 60+. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call the Wellness Company at 490- 0942.
The pharmaceutical company Zoetis has partnered with the renowned Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky to show that Fluvac Innovator, the first equine influenza virus vaccine, can provide a demonstrated cross-reactive immune response against emerging EIV strains. Their most recent study demonstrated an immune response against the Richmond 07 strain.
Hundreds of immune cell types work in coordination to maintain tissue homeostasis. Upon infection, dramatic changes occur with the localization, migration, and proliferation of the immune cells to first alert the body of the danger, confine it to limit spreading, and finally extinguish the threat and bring the tissue back to homeostasis.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:28 pm
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