Flu Shot

Can the flu shot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry? No, absolutely not, according to a new study.
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February 28, 2019 - 8:12 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) - - Can the flu shot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry? No, absolutely not. That's the verdict of a study presented Wednesday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The study comes as the nation's attention...
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Parents line up with their toddlers at the Early Childhood Development Center in Camden for free flu shots.
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Mike DeNardo
December 12, 2018 - 2:46 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Preschoolers in Camden were feeling the pinch Wednesday morning, as the city administered free flu shots to help the 3- and 4-year-olds meet a January deadline. Some of the toddlers didn't take too well to a needle in their arms, but the pain had a purpose. New Jersey...
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Flu Shot
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December 07, 2018 - 10:00 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to...
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Pregnant Woman
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Ian Bush
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Doctors have made it a priority to recommend pregnant women get a flu shot. It's especially important for a certain group of expectant moms, according to new research out of Villanova University. Children born to low-income women are more likely to develop...
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Nutter Flu shot
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Justin Udo
October 30, 2018 - 1:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is encouraging folks to take a critical preventative step against a viral infection that kills thousands every year, and he's leading by example. Tuesday marked the first time the 60-year-old Nutter ever got a flu shot. "I...
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September 26, 2018 - 9:51 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means it was the deadliest season in more than four decades -- since 1976, the date of the first published paper reporting total...
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Mark Abrams
September 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A forum on fighting flu in Philadelphia convened on the Penn State campus at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia on Thursday. The naval site was the source of a flu pandemic that hit the city 100 years ago. "More than 20,000 people died in the city and about 14,000 of...
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Shara Dae Howard
August 27, 2018 - 4:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's National Immunization Week, and with flu season quickly approaching, it's not too early to consider getting your flu shot now. Albert Rizzo, senior medical adviser for the American Lung Association, said though viruses can be detected year-round, they are the...
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Cold Flu
Dan Wing
April 05, 2018 - 10:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This year's flu season has been a rough one, and even though the seasons have officially changed, we're not done with the fevers, sniffling and nausea just yet. A new strain of the virus is making the rounds. While this season's Influenza A virus has run its course,...
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