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5 Facts About the Flu Shot Before Flu Season

October 17th, 2019

There’s a whole host of misinformation regarding the flu shot, and with this season set to be a particularly nasty year, it’s important to dispel any myths. 1. The flu season generally runs from late October to May. You will need a new flu shot for every flu season as the virus changes between seasons 2. Flu vaccines can fight multiple strains of the flu, and will help lessen symptoms if you do get the flu 3. The flu vaccine protects 40-60% of people on average every year. Even if you claim to never get sick without the flu shot, you may actually be symptomless but still passing on... Read More

Should Scientists Create a Universal Flu Shot?

October 9th, 2019

Scientists across universities have been given $130 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to create a universal flu shot, or a shot that attacks the recurring parts of the flu that go unchanged from year to year. This is great news, but it is expected that it will take at least 7 years to curate. According to the CDC, the 2017-2018 year was the worst flu year in over a decade, and the 2018-2019 season broke records, with the flu remaining active and elevated for over 21 weeks. This was despite the also record breaking 169 million vaccine doses given. This year’s... Read More