As of Oct. 6, two cases were confirmed in Maryland and five were reported in D.C. Learn more about getting vaccinated and how to track the flu’s spread this season.
The Centers for Disease Control has looked back at the data from a few years ago and now says the nasal spray is a valid option. “If you want to take the flu mist and you’re within the appropriate age range, you can take it,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Flu vaccines overall did not help very much in keeping those 65-years-old and older out of the hospital. The shots had only a roughly 24 percent effectiveness, according to findings from the FDA.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told WTOP it is becoming apparent that immunity provided by the mumps vaccine does not last indefinitely.
Republicans say they will not approve increased spending to fight Zika, despite health officials describing the virus as “scarier” than first thought.
“What we do is prepare for a major outbreak. In reality, we believe it is unlikely it will happen,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that
will offer protection against any and all flu
strains. The work is under way at the Vaccine
Research Center at the National Institutes of
The flu season is on track to be nearly one of
worst in a decade, according to Dr. Anthony
director of the National Institute of Allergy
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