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.
Dr. Tom Frieden says getting vaccinated is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families against influenza.
Back to school for some children means back to the pediatrician to get required vaccinations.
Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.
The House Committee on Health Insurance debated legislation proposing a database of immunizations Missourians have received to improve efficiency in the state.
To combat a significant increase in severe cases of influenza being reported recently in both Missouri and Illinois, the St. Louis County Health Department has decided to offer free flu shots next week.
New flu cases doubled over the past week in St. Louis County, jumping from 73 to 158 this week for a total of 371 this season.
Local researchers are about to test a new vaccine against a deadly avian flu bug that hit China last spring.
Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.
“It is really important, as parents, if you have fears for your kid’s safety, for those fears to be rational,” SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller says.