August 24, 2015

About 37% of the more than 2,000 respondents said that they had missed a life event because they had flu-like symptoms — either friendly get-togethers, family gatherings or work. 

August 12, 2015

The online guide includes information about the benefits and risks of vaccination, the types of vaccines children routinely receive as well as a section with questions that parents are asking about vaccination.

August 12, 2015

Rite Aid carries the standard trivalent flu vaccine, which offers protection against three strains of the flu, and a quadrivalent flu vaccine that offers protection against four strains of the virus.

August 6, 2015

Kmart began offering flu shots at participating Kmart Pharmacy locations for store members and customers this week.

June 26, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

June 8, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration hopes to boost the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this coming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. 

March 16, 2015

Intradermal quadrivalent flu vaccine found to be more productive than trivalent vaccine, according to Saint Louis University research.

March 13, 2015

Beset by rising costs, a fast-growing elderly population and a critical shortage of primary care doctors, the nation’s health system is desperately in search of ways to lower costs through disease prevention and better access to quality care.

February 27, 2015

ACIP on Thursday recommended that children ages 6 months and older get an annual influenza vaccine with no preference stated for either the nasal spray vaccine or the flu shot.

February 27, 2015

Nine-in-10 consumers who opted for a needle-free flu shot this season would choose that option again and recommend it to family and friends. 

February 26, 2015

Protein Sciences expanded Flublok distribution through Cardinal, McKesson this week. 

February 23, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week reported several influenza hot spots across the nation. 

January 16, 2015

A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23% among people of all ages.

January 8, 2015

Bartell Drugs continues its extensive seasonal flu vaccination program at all of its 63 locations and currently has supplies of physician-prescribed antiviral medications to treat flu illness, the company has announced.

January 5, 2015

About half the country is experiencing high levels of flu activity.

 

December 22, 2014

Stop & Shop is reminding shoppers that it is not too late to get a flu shot.

December 19, 2014

The overwhelming majority of GlaxoSmithKline shareholders on Thursday approved the proposed transaction with Novartis.

December 18, 2014

For frail older adults living in long-term care facilities, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be a better option than the regular shot.

December 15, 2014

There’s concerning news about this flu season as, according to a HealthDay News report, fewer than half of Americans still haven’t gotten their flu shot.

December 11, 2014

Nothing highlights Walgreens’ transition to full-service community health provider better than the company’s massive flu shot and immunization program. Under an aggressive, seven-year expansion program driven by pharmacy, health and wellness chief Kermit Crawford, the program has given Walgreens a powerful platform on which to build an expanding menu of preventive health-and-wellness services.

 
December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 5, 2014

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