During the last flu season, 241 people in Washington died from the flu and its complications – many more were severely sickened and hospitalized.
One of the common myths that leads people to avoid the flu shot is that they think the shot will give them the flu. But that is simply not true.
To help you decide when, where, and how to get your flu shot, Public Health – Seattle & King County has compiled answers to some of your most common questions.
Area hospitals are reporting a big uptick in the number of flu cases so far in March.
Anti-vaccine activities are predominantly a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
The study will recruit 10,000 residents and visitors who show flu-like symptoms, creating a first-of-its-kind citywide network for infectious disease tracking.
So as winter approaches, rather than rushing out to your doctors at the first sign of a sniffle, try and ride it out.
Anti-vaccine activities appear to be more of a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
The risk of a heart attack increases 600% within a week of having the flu. Other respiratory infections also increased risk, but influenza caused the greatest.
If you do nothing else the next few days, get a flu shot. The best time to get a flu shot is by the end of October,
To protect yourself, get vaccinated to minimize your risk of getting the flu. To reduce the chance you might catch or spread the flu, wash your hands.
The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed 50-100m people. A major influenza pandemic on this scale will happen again, and we’re unprepared.
100 years ago, an influenza pandemic swept the globe, infecting an estimated one-third of the world’s population and killing at least 50 million people.