Is It Too Early For A Flu Shot?

How can you tell summer is over? Pharmacies are pushing flu shots. Yes, it’s that no-so-wonderful time of the year when we’re reminded that flu season is just around the corner and we all need a vaccination. But at least one doctor is advising his patients to wait a bit. USA Today reports that Tennessee doctor Scott Major doesn’t plan to start urging his patients to get the shots until later this month or early October. The family practitioner worries …

Guest Blog: Make Flu Prevention an Annual Health Priority

Influenza infection rates usually peak around February in the United States, so now is an important time to look at some facts about the disease. Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is a serious and highly contagious virus that kills more Americans every year than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. And while the very young and very old are at the highest risk of serious influenza illness, all of us in the 50+ category should be concerned about this dangerous …

News To Know: I’ll Have A Shot

With a record amount of flu vaccine in stock this year, the government is urging people of all ages to get flu shots this year.