It’s still flu season, but a preliminary report by the US Centers for Disease Control suggests this year’s flu shot is nearly 50 percent effective at reducing a person’s chance of getting sick. This is actually pretty good considering that, just two years ago, the flu shot’s effectiveness was down at a paltry 19…
It seems like everyone I know is sick, and I can't afford the time off work if I come down with something. I'm trying to eat and sleep well and wash my hands often, but now I'm regretting that I didn't get a flu shot this year. Is it too late?
Did you get your flu shot? I didn't really want to (I hate needles) but as an infectious disease physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, it would be exceedingly poor form if I opted out. My job requires it, and I recommend the vaccine to just about every patient, every day. The shot doesn't actually hurt, and if…
It's flu vaccine season, and this year the new quadrivalent vaccines are looking more promising than ever. Time to get your shot (or your snorty nose thing). Here's where to find out more.
Considering how terrible this year's flu is, odds are good that you've already become a languid pile of festering contagions. And in case you've managed to evade the virus thus far, get thee a flu shot ASAP, obviously—but then go work out. It may just double your chances of staying plague-free.