105 US Children Died This Flu Season, Most Were Not Vaccinated

This year the flu has killed 105 children so far. Normally roughly 100 children die in an average flu season. However this year 90 percent of the children who died did not get vaccinated, CDC officials said. All but four of the children were old enough to receive a flu shot. The season started about […]

Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency Over Flu Outbreak

With the nation in the grip of a severe influenza outbreak that has seen deaths reach epidemic levels, New York State declared a public health emergency on Saturday, making access to vaccines more easily available. There have been nearly 20,000 cases of flu reported across the state so far this season, officials said. Last season, […]

New York governor declares public health emergency to combat flu

Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:37pm EST (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu vaccinations to more people as officials seek to stem the worst flu outbreak in that state in several years. Cuomo’s order came a day after federal health officials said […]