Flu Shot

Flu shot
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John McDevitt
January 31, 2020 - 3:59 pm
Cases of the flu are on the rise again in the U.S. Read more here.
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Flu shot
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Mark Abrams
January 09, 2020 - 3:39 pm
The number of flu cases showing up in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms has spiked in recent weeks. Medical officials predict this season so far is on track to be as severe as the 2017-2018 flu season, which was the deadliest in more than four decades. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
December 10, 2019 - 7:26 am
Flu season is here, and it's widespread in Pennsylvania with five deaths reported in the state. Health professionals say there are steps people can take to stay healthy and prevent its spread. Read more here.
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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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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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Dreamstime
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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