Flu Vaccine Does Not Increase Miscarriage Risk
Each year as flu season arrives, pregnant women are urged to get a flu vaccination. With tons of media coverage and stories about vaccination risk, pregnant women often question the risks versus rewards. ... read more »
Preemies with RSV Face More Hospital Time in First 6 Months
In some children, an RSV infection can be quite serious. These kids are much more likely to spend time in a hospital due to RSV during the first six months of their lives than most kids. ... read more »
Pregnant? Why You Need the Flu Vaccine
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the optimal time for pregnant women to receive the vaccination is as early in the season as it becomes available. ... read more »
Pandemic Flu May Increase Risk of Death During Pregnancy
A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during pregnancy, according to a new study. According to the Centers for Disease Control, of the nearly 350 women who suffered from severe pandemic flu in 2009, 75 died. ... read more »
Flu Outbreak Reaches Epidemic Proportions in US, CDC Says
The word epidemic is not used lightly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but that is exactly the word being used to describe flu season 2012-2013. ... read more »
Flu Vaccination: Why So Many Questions This Year?
This year’s flu vaccination has stirred up many questions about how effective it truly is. ... read more »
The Bigger the Family, the More Frequent the Viral Infections
In some families, it seems there’s always somebody sick. 26 families of varying size agreed to participate in the study which indicates the bigger the family, the more frequent the viral infections. ... read more »
Hello, Flu Season!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the vaccine for the 2015-2015 flu season is right on target and should provide better protection this year than last. ... read more »
Flu (Influenza) Vaccination
While everyone is susceptible to flu infection, young children, the aging population and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk of infection and death. ... read more »
Which Vaccinations are Safe During Pregnancy?
Which vaccinations are safe during pregnancy and which are not? ... read more »
Vaccination During Pregnancy Against Influenza (H1N1)
In this study, exposure to an adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccine during pregnancy was not associated with a significantly increased risk of major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction. ... read more »