Items Tagged ‘seasonal influenza’

Ask the Doctors - Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

May 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does vaccination in the fall prevent flu in the spring?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: If I received the flu shot in September, am I still protected from the flu in March?   That’s a very good question – and the answer depends, in part, on your current health. The flu season normally lasts from November to March, but it can begin in October and even end in […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, chronic illness, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu shot, flu vaccination, immunity, influenza, seasonal influenza


Quick facts about flu shots

November 4, 2016

Quick facts about flu shots

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become […]

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Tags: antibodies, asthma, chronic medical conditions, congestive heart failure, cough, diabetes, Dr. T. Warner Hudson, flu, flu season, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine


What do I need to know about the flu?

February 25, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young children. […]

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Tags: children and flu, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fevers, flu, flu season, flu shots, hand washing, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nasal spray, seasonal influenza, tamiflu, UCLA Children's Health Center