Fully vaccinating children by giving them two doses of the flu vaccine can cut their risk of hospitalization as much as 54%, researchers say.
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This past summer, fear of eastern equine encephalitis gripped New England despite its relatively low impact. So why aren't more people scared of the flu?
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Data show that infection and vaccination change the expression of certain genes, which may make the flu shot more effective or lead to a universal vaccine.
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An antibody that gunks up the machinery that flu viruses use to replicate in mice could be the first step towards a universal flu vaccine.
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"...right now, if you are a parent traveling with a child, we recommend you carry on the medications you think your child might need."
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"In a pandemic, nearly no one would have natural immunity, so the death toll could be significantly high if we don't improve vaccine coverage."
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Some kinds of bacteria make it less likely you'll get the flu, which could be the first step towards a pill to keep you healthy during flu season.
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