Everyone can be a flu vaccine advocate!
With the holidays quickly approaching, there will be more opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Now is the time to ensure that you and those around you are protected from flu. Now is the time to get your seasonal flu vaccine if you haven’t already gotten it. It takes about two weeks after Read More >Posted on by 7 Comments
Get a Flu Shot to Protect Your Heart and Your Health
“When you have a chronic illness, you do everything you can to stay as healthy as you can, which includes getting a flu shot,” says Donnette Smith, president of the heart disease support network, Mended Hearts. Donnette leads Mended Hearts with a mission to inspire hope and improve the quality of life of heart patients, Read More >Posted on by 8 Comments
How CDC Is Using Advanced Molecular Detection Technology To Better Fight Flu!
Flu (influenza) is a serious disease caused by influenza viruses. Flu viruses change constantly. They are among the fastest mutating viruses known. These changes can impact how well the flu vaccine works, or can also result in the emergence of new influenza viruses against which people have no preexisting immunity, triggering a pandemic. Year round, Read More >Posted on by 2 Comments
When We All Work Together, We’re Stronger Than Ever
Atop the bloom of a clover, on the same speck of dust. Lies a second small town; it exists without fuss. Those who live in this place are prepped to the nines. With emergency plans and kits of all kinds. Take a look, for example, at their fight against flu. They cover their coughs Read More >Posted on by Leave a comment
Looking Back: 5 Big Lessons from 2016
CDC is always there – before, during, and after emergencies – and 2016 was no exception. Through it all, we’ve brought you the best and latest science-based information on being prepared and staying safe. Here’s a look back at 5 big lessons from a very eventful year. Follow the links to discover the full stories! Read More >Posted on by 2 Comments
My Daughter Died From a Vaccine Preventable Disease
Scarlet Anne Taylor was only 5 when she became sick with the flu and was sent home from school in December 2014. Two days later, Scarlet was admitted to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing. Once admitted, her condition only seemed to worsen. Four hours after bringing her daughter to the hospital, her Read More >Posted on by 16 Comments