Tag: "flu vaccine"
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Frequently Asked Questions
Because acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has been in the news lately, parents may be wondering what it is and how they can keep their family safe. While the condition is serious, the good news is that it's rare. Read answers to frequently asked questions by one of our infectious diseases experts.
It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
Flu season lasts through April; there is still time for the flu shot to work and provide benefit to your family. Read how long it takes to build immunity.
Cincinnati Children’s to Join with First Ladies for Health To Increase Flu Vaccination Rates
Cincinnati Children’s is implementing an aggressive campaign to increase the number of children in the Cincinnati area who are vaccinated against influenza. Pastors at several churches will begin encouraging congregants
Flu Shot Only Option This Year: Tips to Prepare Your Child
Because the nasal spray or FluMist is not available this year, the flu shot is the only option. Here are a few strategies to help prepare your child.
Could Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs Hurt a Flu Shot’s Effect?
A brief summary of and link to a story on NBCNews about a Cincinnati Children's study finding that statin drugs reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.
The 2014-15 Influenza Season: What You Need To Know
Each influenza season is different from the last because the viruses that circulate change from year to year and immunity from season to season is not long lasting. Vaccines are
The Flu: Why We Take it Seriously
March 8, 2012 – The twins are sick! Both of them have fevers and are coughing a ton! March 11, 2012 – Still both very sick and haven’t slept much
Cincinnati Children’s Is One of Nine Avian Flu Testing Sites
Cincinnati Children’s is one of nine centers nationwide taking part in clinical trials to test the H7N9 avian influenza vaccine in humans. Sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and
Vaccines: Their Own Worst Enemy
Find a list of common vaccinations, the diseases they prevent, and the recommended immunization schedule for children.