Monthly Archives: December 2012

4 Ways to Prepare for Flu Season

The number one way to protect yourself from the flu virus is to get a flu vaccine. Visit your doctor or a local pharmacy and inquire about the shot. The shot is covered by most insurance. If you do not have insurance, most pharmacists will administer a shot for about $30. Continue reading

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Flu vs Cold: How to Tell the Difference

Because the common cold and the flu are widespread during colder months, it can be difficult to distinguish between the two. If you’ve recently developed symptoms, here are a few tips to help you determine whether it’s a cold or the flu. Continue reading

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Flu Season News

Each flu season is different so it’s still a bit soon to tell what kind of flu season we’re in for. It also takes time to tell if the flu strains circulating seem similar to this year’s vaccine. Continue reading

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AAP Updated Flu Vaccine Dosage for Children

The new dosing for administering influenza vaccine to children ages 6 months to 8 years says that those who have received at least two doses of the trivalent seasonal vaccine since July 1010 need only one dose. Continue reading

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