Tag: flu

How you can protect your baby against the flu

How you can protect your baby against the flu

Influenza (also called flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can cause serious ...
Protect yourself and your baby against the flu

Protect yourself and your baby against the flu

  Influenza (also called the flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It can be especially harmful to pregnant women. Pregnant wome ...
It’s time to schedule your flu shot

It’s time to schedule your flu shot

A new study published today showed that pregnant women who got the flu shot had an average of 40 percent less risk of being hospitalized from flu. ...
Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

This year’s flu season has been particularly bad and shows no signs of letting up soon. Health complications from the flu, such as pneumonia, can be s ...
Take steps to prevent flu

Take steps to prevent flu

Flu activity increased again last week and the flu remains widespread throughout the United States. And according to CDC, flu activity is likely to re ...
Worried about the flu?

Worried about the flu?

By now you’ve probably heard that flu activity is widespread throughout the United States. If you’re pregnant or have a baby, here’s some information ...
What’s the best way to protect against the flu this season?

What’s the best way to protect against the flu this season?

Answer: an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against this potentially serious disease. And the good news is that it's safe to get the flu ...
See how your state is doing on childhood vaccination rates

See how your state is doing on childhood vaccination rates

You know that vaccines are very important. They protect your baby from serious childhood illnesses. Over the years vaccines have prevented countless c ...
Looking for a reason to get a flu shot? Here are 10 good ones.

Looking for a reason to get a flu shot? Here are 10 good ones.

Many myths abound about whether a flu shot is important. Here are 10 facts that should convince you that a flu shot is good for you and your family: ...
Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Infants are at risk of serious complications from both whooping cough and the flu. Grandparents, caregivers, and anyone who is going to be in contact ...