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This flu season, the feds have a special request for kids, and a local top doctor wants people to know some vaccines may offer better protection against influenza than others.
A number of parents are concerned about the serious respiratory illnesses, including the enterovirus D68 found in the Midwest. But doctors are saying parents should be just as nervous about the flu.
The disease "really has reached virtually the entire component of the United States," according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Centra is requiring all of its employees and volunteers to have flu vaccinations.
This flu season, there'll be a whole slew of different shot options to protect against influenza.
Some signs in area parking lots and store windows advertise "Flu Shots Available Today." In many cases, however, the signs are overly optimistic or outright wrong.
The flu season this year has been a deadly one, with 18 children who have already died from influenza-related illness since its beginning.
An early start to the flu season and a strain that has caused more severe cases in past years is setting the region up for a nasty flu season.
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