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Flu season is once again approaching, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encouraging all Americans to receive a flu vaccine before the end of October.
September 15, 2021

As days get shorter and the COVID-19 pandemic charges into a second fall season in the United States, another infectious disease is lurking.

August 4, 2021

Age-appropriate immunizations have dropped sharply since the COVID-19 pandemic began 18 months ago.

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October 26, 2020

Every year, nearly a half-million people are hospitalized with influenza. UW Medicine set up a vaccination program for people with higher-than-normal risk for flu and who seek care at hospitals' emergency departments.

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August 26, 2020

A study of more than 80,000 adult patients hospitalized with flu over eight flu seasons found that sudden, serious heart complications occurred in 12% of patients. Dr.

picture of sick woman lying face-down on sofa with tissues around
January 3, 2020

Every flu season is unique. The 2019-2020 outbreak features more cases of influenza B, the viral strain that usually emerges later in the season. 

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October 4, 2019

Get your flu shot now, especially if you're healthy. Dr.

Someone getting a shot
September 25, 2019

Medical researchers and clinicians anticipate a bad flu season. In the Puget Sound Area, the Seattle Flu Study will be up and running again this year, said Dr.

Nurse giving a flu shot
March 21, 2019

As warmer weather rolls in, you might expect flu season to bid adieu until next fall.  But each year is different, and the signs that typically herald the end of a flu season have not yet appeared, says John Lynch, medical director of infection

Tissues, cup, glasses on a nightstand
December 31, 2018

Flu season is underway, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC monitors and analyzes several indicators that signal the start of the flu season.  Those criteria were met in the week ending Dec. 15. 

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September 19, 2018

After last year’s rough flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and doctors are recommending that people get their flu shots early. Dr.

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