flu shots http://kplu.org en 105 U.S. kids died of flu; most didn't get vaccine http://kplu.org/post/105-us-kids-died-flu-most-didnt-get-vaccine <p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">The flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children so far — about the average toll.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">The season started about a month earlier than usual, sparking concerns it might turn into the worst in a decade. It ended up being very hard on the elderly, but was moderately severe overall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:09:32 +0000 The Associated Press 8114 at http://kplu.org 105 U.S. kids died of flu; most didn't get vaccine How good is the flu shot? http://kplu.org/post/how-good-flu-shot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You may have heard this year’s flu shot is about 60% effective. To be precise, the </span><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6202a4.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">official estimate is 62%</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and it's based on research </span><a href="http://www.grouphealthresearch.org/news-and-events/newsrel/2013/130111.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">conducted partially at Group Health Cooperative</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Washington.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:32:26 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7583 at http://kplu.org How good is the flu shot? Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu? http://kplu.org/post/can-you-get-flu-shot-and-still-get-flu This year's flu season started about a month early, prompting federal health officials to warn it could be one of the worst in years. They're urging everyone to get their flu shots.<p>But like every flu season, there are lots of reports of people complaining that they got their shot but still got the flu. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:03:03 +0000 Rob Stein 7510 at http://kplu.org Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu? Needle-free flu shots available for needle phobes http://kplu.org/post/needle-free-flu-shots-available-needle-phobes <p>Autumn officially starts on Friday and that means flu season is close behind. The CDC recommends everyone get a flu shot. This year, a suburban Portland company is promoting a needle-free vaccine for people with needle phobia.</p><p>Tualatin, Oregon-based Bioject Medical Technologies makes a vaccine injector powered by a CO2 cartridge. Bioject president Ralph Makar says the way it works is a burst of pressure creates a tiny opening in the skin.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:09:06 +0000 Tom Banse 2704 at http://kplu.org