Flu Shots


Don't Believe Everything You Read About Flu Deaths

The CDC's decision to play up flu deaths dates back a decade, when it realized the public wasn't following its advice on the flu vaccine. During the 2003 flu season "the manufacturers were telling us that they weren't receiving a lot of orders for vaccine,"Dr. Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at CDC's National Immunization Program, told National Public Radio.

How The Flu Shot Changes With Age

Our immune systems respond differently to flu vaccines as we age, a small U.S. study suggests. The body's antibodies are often compared to foot soldiers defending against foreign invaders. In Wednes...

Are Flu Vaccines Effective?

Flu vaccine is not as effective as public health messaging traditionally has claimed, says a new report that suggests overselling of flu shots is getting in the way of developing more effective and lo...

A Vaccine To End All Flu Shots?

Researchers in Canada and the U.S. are testing a vaccine that could protect people from influenza for their entire lives, eliminating the need for annual flu shots. Clinical trials are underway on a...

Guess Who Leads The Country In Flu Shots

A new "flu report card" says B.C. tops the country when it comes to influenza vaccination, but experts say the results still show more people should be getting the vaccine countrywide The B.C. and Qu...