Whether an employer can insist on vaccination as a condition of employment is an ambiguous legal question, as shown by two recent unfair dismissal cases.
Wouldn’t it be nice if one shot could protect you for life?
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You need a new shot every year because current flu vaccines provide limited and temporary protection. But researchers' new strategy could mean a one-and-done influenza vaccine is on the way.
Juan Miranda receives a flu shot from Yadira Santiago Banuelos, family nurse practitioner, at the Family Health Clinic of Monon in Monon, Indiana.
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Millions of Latinos may not get the influenza shot this year, which could be an indicator of whether they will get a COVID-19 shot. A rural clinic shows how building trust can help overcome reluctance.
A man in San Pablo, California, gets a flu shot at a drive-through flu shot clinic Nov. 6, 2014.
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Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
Our immune cells become less able to fight off infections as we get older.
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These drugs may help slow or reverse immune system decline.
Billions of people are going to need a coronavirus vaccine and that demand is going to be hard to meet.
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Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.
Anti-vaccination supporters in Olympia, Wash., protesting the state’s stay-at-home orders.
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Those opposing vaccinations often mistrust government, science and the news media. There may be better ways to persuade them than by offering facts only.
The arrival of flu season will put more pressure on hospitals already facing the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pandemic policy experts offer 10 recommendations that could reduce the risk that a bad flu season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic will overwhelm hospitals.
Hospital workers tend to a COVID-19 patient April 7, 2020 in New York City, where hospitals were so crowded they had to transfer patients to different facilities.
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The flu vaccine is now available in most places. A public health nurse explains why it's especially important to get vaccinated for it this year.
Thinking about getting the flu shot? This may help you decide.
The flu vaccine will not protect you from getting COVID-19. But it will help avoid unnecessary doctors' visits and protect vulnerable groups from potentially more severe disease.
In the 1980s, CSIRO and its university collaborators set into motion a chain of events that would lead to the production of relenza, the first drug to successfully treat the flu.
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Getting vaccinated against the flu, washing your hands and social distancing are three ways you can help reduce the impact of both the flu and coronavirus.
Studies show that people are more likely to get the flu shot if they have a plan.
The flu shot is a bargain – and people are more likely to get it if they know that.
A nurse in Atlanta prepared the flu vaccine for a shot on Feb. 7, 2019.
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A common myth cited as a reason for not getting the flu shot is that the shot will give you the flu. That is scientifically impossible. Here's why.
The impact of the flu on a population can be measured by looking at figures including cases, hospitalisations and deaths.
Headlines about this year's flu season have been alarming. It's true, we are having a serious season – but the data doesn't indicate it's the worst one we've ever had.
Early indications are that the vaccine has been a reasonably good match in the 2019 season.
The flu vaccine is built on the strains expected to circulate in a given year. While the majority of strains circulating this year are matched in the vaccine, there's one strain we didn't predict.
You might feel terrible. But your runny nose, sore throat and aches are signs your body is fighting the flu virus. And that’s a good thing.
How can a tiny flu virus make you feel so bad, all over? Here's what's behind your high temperature, muscle aches and other flu symptoms.
They’re not perfect, but flu shots are still good to get.
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The 2018-2019 flu season was less deadly than the last. But the pattern of infection was unusual, thanks to the various strains circulating and the way flu shots work over time.