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Breakdown of What’s in the Flu Shot

Reading about flu shot ingredients can be confusing. This simple guide discusses each ingredient so you feel more at ease before flu season. The...

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Is the Flu Shot a Live Virus? What to Know About the Flu Shot

Flu shots have changed over time, resulting in disinformation. Find answers to questions like: Is the flu shot a live virus? Can I get sick from it?...

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Is the Flu Airborne?

The flu primarily spreads from human contact and contagious droplets. Learn why it’s technically airborne and more about the flu shot.  Influenza,...

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Senior Flu Shots: A Guide to Getting Vaccinated Age 65 and Over

People 65 and older have a higher risk of developing complications from the flu. Senior flu shots can help. Learn more and find out what to expect....

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Understanding Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

Flu vaccine efficacy fluctuates annually; recently they've ranged between 29% and 48% effective for prevention. Learn about available flu shot...

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Types of Flu Shots

Flu vaccines include live, inactivated, and manufactured. The different delivery methods include nasal, needle injection, and jet injector. When...

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Cold and Flu Prevention

Washing your hands and getting the annual flu vaccine are effective prevention tactics for the cold and flu. Learn how else to protect your immune...

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An Overview of Airborne Viruses

Airborne viruses, including measles, influenza, and coronavirus (COVID-19) are small enough to become suspended in the air when an infected person...

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Replacing Your Toothbrush After You've Been Sick

Do you really need to replace your toothbrush after every illness? Find out if there is any truth to the recommendation and see what you can do. You...

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What You Need to Know About the Flu Shot

Flu vaccines are an important part of protecting yourself from influenza. Get answers to common flu shot questions to decide if you need one. Each...

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Why You May Still Get Sick After a Flu Shot

Have you ever gotten sick after a flu shot and thought the vaccine must be responsible? Find out what could have happened and why. The flu shot...

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Visiting Family With a Chronic Illness During Cold & Flu Season

Traveling during cold and flu season can be tricky, and it's even harder if you are visiting someone with a chronic illness. Here's how to...

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Why You Should Cover Your Cough (and Sneezes)

Covering a cough is more than a polite gesture. It's an important step in stopping the spread of germs—and there's a right and wrong way to...

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How Long Does a Flu Shot Last?

Wondering how long do flu shots last? Find out and see why we have to get vaccinated against the flu every year. Given the potential complications of...

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Who Should Not Get a Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot is the best thing to prevent infection, but doing so is not advised for some people. Learn who should avoid them and why. The...

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How to Stay Healthy When Your Family Is Sick

Preventing the spread of illness through your family is not always easy. Find out how to stay healthy when your family is under the weather. It's a...

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Allergic Reactions to the Flu Vaccine

Are you concerned you might be having an allergic reaction to a flu vaccine? Find out what is normal and what isn't when you get a flu shot. Some...

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How Flu Shots Work—and Why They Sometimes Don't

Learn how flu shots work, why they aren't always effective, and what else you can do to protect yourself during flu season. Everyone over the age...

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Can You Get the Flu From a Flu Shot?

Some people do not want to get a flu shot because they are concerned they may get the flu. Find out if there is any truth to this concern. Some...

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What Are the First Signs of Flu?

Knowing the early signs of flu—sudden fever, generalized muscle aches—can help you seek treatment to reduce the severity and duration of...

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Why Isn't There a Vaccine for the Common Cold?

Vaccines are an effective public health strategy, but so far, science has not been able to develop one for the common cold. Vaccines are an important...

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Can I Get a Flu Shot While Sick?

The annual influenza vaccine is the best prevention against the flu. But if you are sick, you may want to wait until you feel better. Here's why....

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The Hidden Risks of Antibacterial Soap

Antibacterial soaps have been largely pulled from the market, but why? Learn about the hidden risks of antibacterial soap. Antibacterial soaps, also...

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Tips for Preventing Colds and the Flu

Washing your hands and getting the annual flu vaccine are effective prevention tactics for the cold and flu. Learn how to boost your immune system....

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Is a Preservative-Free Flu Vaccine Safer?

A preservative-free flu vaccine is an option for people who want to avoid vaccines that contain thimerosal. A preservative-free flu vaccine is a type...

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What to Know About Afluria (Influenza Vaccine) Jet Injector

You can get a flu shot without a needle or nasal spray. The Afluria jet injector uses a high-pressure fluid stream to administer the vaccine. Afluria...

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What to Know About Airborne

Airborne contains 17 ingredients to help you prevent a cold or flu. Here's exactly what's in it and how it can possibly keep you from getting...

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6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

To protect yourself from colds and other ailments, try adding a few easy immune-boosters to your daily health routine. Even the healthiest of people...

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