December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

 

December 2, 2014

Walgreens introduced its new Flu Index.

 

December 1, 2014

This flu season, Rexall has partnered with Amref Health Africa to launch “Shot For Shot,” a campaign committed to providing life-saving vaccinations to children that need it most.

November 24, 2014

American Well is among the first healthcare providers to see an uptick in online visits associated with influenza-like symptoms.

November 3, 2014

Google Flu Trends is getting a new engine to improve accuracy, according to a blog posted Friday by Christian Stefansen, Google senior software engineer.

 

October 17, 2014

Healthentic, an analytics company that identifies health savings for employers, found the overall vaccination rate of employees was only 10%.

October 15, 2014

According to a recent survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with the makers of Tylenol, 52% of moms agree that a baby’s first fever is the most challenging motherhood moment, and 82% report they are most likely to consult their pediatrician to navigate such milestones. 

October 14, 2014

Healthgrades on Monday announced the launch of its new Cold and Flu Center at http://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/cold-and-flu/.

October 6, 2014

Seven influenza vaccine manufacturers projected that as many as 151 million to 159 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available for use in the United States.

October 6, 2014

Sam’s Club is making vaccinations as affordable as possible by matching the price of any competitor with their low price promise.

September 23, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual seasonal influenza immunization for all people ages 6 months and older.

September 18, 2014

Kmart Pharmacy has announced that it is offering flu shots in stores for as low as $24.99. In addition, Shop Your Way members who receive their vaccination can get a $5 Kmart gift card with coupon available in select circulars and online.

September 9, 2014

The YMCA of Greater Rochester on Tuesday partnered with Wegmans Pharmacy to provide adult YMCA members with flu shots.

September 3, 2014

To help prepare for the upcoming flu season, vaccinations are now available at all Giant Food in-store pharmacies.

August 28, 2014

In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month and will be working to raise awareness about the importance of vaccinations for their senior patients.

August 19, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that flu shots are now available at all locations, including pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.

 

August 18, 2014

Bartell Drugs on Monday announced the launch of a seasonal flu vaccination program, which offers in-store vaccinations at 63 Bartell Drug locations, as well as an off-site flu clinic program that serves area businesses and retirement communities.

August 14, 2014

High-dose influenza vaccine is 24% more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and older against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

August 12, 2014

Rite Aid is getting a head start on the 2014-15 cold and flu season with the announcement Tuesday that seasonal flu shots are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. 

 

August 5, 2014

BioCSL on Tuesday announced that it has started shipping the seasonal influenza vaccine Afluria for the 2014-15 flu season.

July 16, 2014

GSK has begun shipping Fluarix Quadrivalent (influenza vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers, the company annouced. This marks the first shipment of GSK's U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu season, which follows licensing and lot-release approval from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

July 3, 2014

Novartis on Wednesday announced that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the U.S. market for the 2014-2015 season.

June 9, 2014

A report published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterized the 2013-2014 influenza season as the first season since 2009 that H1N1 generated fewer levels of outpatient illness and mortality as compared with seasons when influenza A (H3N2) is predominant.

May 12, 2014

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that flu vaccines prevent flu-associated hospitalizations in people 65 years and older, even during seasons when vaccine effectiveness is low, the agency stated Friday.