Just as I started to write this last Tuesday, an alert came up on my Apple Watch from the Richmond Times-Dispatch about COVID-19 possibly havi…
Usually by mid-February, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is overrun with flu patients.
Flu vaccine critical
Each year employers, especially in health care and those working with the elderly, require that employees receive the influenza vaccine, altho…
We wouldn’t blame anyone reading this if the flu shot was the last thing on your mind.
The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year.
Virus in Va.
Summer is all but over. The weather is cooler and morning temperatures in the low 60s make it tempting to reach for a sweater before heading o…
The vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor's office, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health experts consider that pretty good.
This season's influenza vaccine does not match the unusual viral strain that is dominating flu activity across the United States and may be one reason for the severe infections in children so far, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During grade school and middle school, I envied my friends who were snuggled in their warm, fluffy beds as they recovered from a cough, a virus or a suspicious "get out of a test" illness.
The new data provides a more comprehensive picture of last season's record-breaking flu season.
QUESTION: I’ve been reading that there are a bunch of different flu vaccines for seniors this flu season. Which flu shot is right for me?
While most teenagers spend their summer playing video games or reveling in their time off from school, a 14-year-old Henrico County student is…
A 45-year-old Spotsylvania County woman with the flu is on life support in a Richmond hospital, according to her family.
Flu is fickle and unpredictable, health officials said Thursday, as they forecast this season’s vaccine to offer much better protection than t…
If you got a flu shot but came down with the disease anyway, this year’s mismatched vaccine is partly to blame.
QUESTION: There are so many types of flu vaccine. How do you choose the one that’s best for you?