Enlarge / The HPV vaccine is often delivered along with sex education. (credit: Pan American Health Organization / Flickr) Every year, nearly 34,000 cases of cancer in the US can be attributed to HPV, the human papillomavirus . The CDC estimates that vaccination could prevent around 93 percent of those cancers. Yet HPV vaccination rates […]
Last year’s flu vaccine wasn’t very effective. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s – and what kind of flu season 2018-19 is shaping up to be.
Flu jab is a vaccine that helps protect people against symptoms of the influenza virus, such as a dry, chesty cough, a headache and a sore throat. The virus is known for being unpredictable, and can, in severe cases, cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups, with complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia. […]
Enlarge / Get one. (credit: Getty | Jeff Greenberg) The 2017-2018 flu season was brutal, leading to an estimated 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations, according to new figures released Thursday, September 27, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those are the highest estimated tolls the health agency has calculated for any flu season […]
Flu jab is offered on the NHS each year and is available from a number of pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine protects against the influenza virus, an infection that affects the nose, throat and lungs. Flu vaccination delivers a weak version of one or more influenza viruses expected to do the rounds this year. So […]
FLU JAB is offered free of charge on the NHS each year but not everyone is entitled to it. People who fall into the ‘at risk’ category of getting the virus are eligible.
Flu jab is routinely given to children aged two and three, children in reception class and school years one to five, and children aged two to 17 years at risk of flu. It’s also offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk of catching the virus such as people aged […]
FLU JAB is available on the NHS every year and is a recommended form of protection for adults and children against the virus. But when should you get the vaccine? The health body advises you get it in two particular months of the year.
When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $ 200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it’s publicly funded.
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization’s chief says.