If you think this year’s flu shot is going to guarantee good health, think again. The CDC has just announced it is only 23 percent effective — the worst in years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what that means to you— and the important steps you can still take to protect yourself.
The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza is now widespread in 43 states — up from 36 states the previous week. That includes Colorado.
The number of patients hospitalized by the flu in Colorado continues to climb.
An 18-month-old girl from Loveland has died from influenza.
At least 100 people have been hospitalized with H3N2 in Colorado in the the past few weeks.
In Larimer County 23 people have been hospitalized with influenza since October, marking what health officials call a huge spike in serious illness caused by the virus.
There are alerts today from the Centers for Disease Control about this year’s flu season. First, the season may be severe. Second, this year’s flu vaccine is not protecting people from the most common strain circulating through the country. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has more on what could be a rough winter.
First things first: This flu season’s will be especially severe.
Now there’s a new Facebook app offering a special type of relief. It’s being called the “Flu-Blue” app.
Given our nice weather, flu is probably one of the last things are your mind. But … it is time to roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated. And as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, this year’s flu season is expected to be a doozy. (A word you won’t use if you are a victim.)