Welcome to the influenza season of 2013-2014.
Health officals say the bug has hit hard and fast– and it you haven’t had your flu vaccine, it’s not to late… but you had better hurry up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the worst season since 2009.
Health officials warn that Colorado is in the throes of one of the worst flu seasons since 2009, but there is still plenty of vaccine available.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the number of hospitalizations because of the flu this season so far is in the hundreds.
The flu is hitting Colorado with dozens of people hospitalized, and now one death has been reported.
Fight the flu now. Don’t wait to get your flu shot. That’s advice from health experts on this year’s flu season.
When it comes to flu vaccines, one size doesn’t fit all. This year, you’ll have a choice of a number of shots and sprays– even a new vacccine for people with egg allergies. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has a shopping list to pick and choose the new vaccine that’s right for you.
If you are allergic to eggs, you’ve probably been told you can’t get a flu vaccine. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new vaccine — which is egg-free — will now be available for the upcoming flu season. Roll up your sleeve!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccination is the number one defense against the flu, but there also steps people can take every day to avoid the aches and pains of influenza.
The number of flu cases across Colorado remains high.
An entire school in Elbert has been closed because of widespread illness.