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Local Health Official Encourages Early Flu Vaccinations

It may seem a bit early, but local pharmacies are already beginning to offer the flu vaccine to customers.


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Seasonal Flu Hits St. Louis Hard

In St. Louis County, the number of confirmed flu cases last week totaled 265 – more than half of the 422 cases so far this season.


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Teachers Given Insulin Instead of Flu Vaccine

A St. Louis County school district is investigating how five elementary school teachers were mistakenly dosed with insulin instead of the flu vaccine, an error that led to the hospitalization of two women.


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SLU Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

While many go about getting that annual flu shot, researchers at St. Louis University are looking for ways to improve the protection the vaccines give.


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Flu Season is Approaching – Time to Get Vaccinated

Dr. Tom Frieden says getting vaccinated is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families against influenza.



Health Officials Urge St. Louisans To Get Flu Vaccine

As the St. Louis area prepares for more snow and subzero temperatures later this weekend, doctors here continue their plea for more people to get the flu vaccine.


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Flu Shots Available in St. Louis Beginning Today

“All of us older than six months of age should be vaccinated against influenza this year and every year,” infectious diseases specialist Dr. William Schaffner said.


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Stronger Flu Vaccine Approved by FDA

Four works better than three. That’s the bottom line of new flu vaccine research out of St. Louis University.


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