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The Flu Stinks, But the Shot Is a Good Idea

The Flu Stinks, But the Shot Is a Good Idea

In early September, while picking up a prescription refill at my local pharmacy, I noticed signs all over the store that flu shots were available and could be given without an appointment. Although the weather was still hot outside and flu season seemed many months away, I decided to get…

Don’t Want to Get a Flu Shot? You Should Reconsider

Don’t Want to Get a Flu Shot? You Should Reconsider

It’s that time of the year again… time for everyone to get their flu shot. So what are you afraid of? Last fall I was asked to give the flu shot to a father and his two sons. Scott, age 12, and James, his younger brother, were telling their father…

Despite Modest Effectiveness, Still Get a Flu Vaccine

Despite Modest Effectiveness, Still Get a Flu Vaccine

The flu vaccine is only 25% effective against the worst strain of the virus, according to a new report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Overall, the flu shot has prevented 36% of all strains thus far, but three-quarters of verified flu cases have been caused by…

I Got a Flu Shot, and So Should You

I Got a Flu Shot, and So Should You

In early September the flu season seemed far away. The weather was still hot outside, but flu shot signs were already up in my local pharmacy. I hadn’t missed a flu shot in 10 years, so why wait? In less than 10 minutes I’d filled out a 2-page questionnaire, received…

ACHOO! MEDSHADOW IDENTIFIES COMMON RISKS OF COLD AND FLU REMEDIES

Nonprofit educates the public about the side effects of medication, encourages the public to weigh risks and benefits first NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 2, 2015 – MedShadow, a nonprofit advocacy website that educates consumers on the side effects of medication, has expanded its coverage of the side effects of…

What Are the Risks of Flu Vaccine?

What Are the Risks of Flu Vaccine?

There are 2 types of flu vaccine: a shot and a nasal spray. Each has small, but different, risks. The flu shot, which includes a killed version of the virus, cannot give anyone the flu. But since it is grown in eggs, it can cause an allergic reaction in people…

Pregnancy and Flu Shots – a benefit for baby?

As a DES daughter(my mother was given a drug in pregnancy that crossed the placental barrier and caused lots of problems for lots of DES daughters like me), I am very, very uncomfortable with a pregnant woman receiving any kind of drugs. Most times, “just say no” is the best…

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