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.
Colorado lawmakers advanced a proposal to make it harder to send kids to school without vaccinations.
The decision to vaccinate a child is a personal one, but in New York City the health board recently passed a mandatory flu shot plan for some children under six.
With school starting soon, health care and immunizations are just as important as ever. Unfortunately, health care is very expensive, and many families are either under-insured or do not have health insurance at all. These five places offer low-cost options for immunizations and health care, and they offer care for all ages, including low-income seniors.
It’s one of the biggest controversies in medicine: which vaccines are safe, and which are dangerous? Dr Dave Hnida reports on a new, large study which goes a long way towards answering the question.
Hundreds of children are headed back to school healthy as dozens of health care professionals volunteered their time at the annual Healthy Kids Fair on Saturday.