Stories: Flu
Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests
May 20, 2009
The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.

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83% Of Parents Refuse Flu Shot At Chicago Hospital Stunning Health Officials
Posted By: Vaxxter Staff 01/19/2019
A new report released by the Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Julie Morita and Lurie Children’s Hospital created controversy last week after the report indicated a large amount of flu shot refusers.

Morita’s report showed that at least 83% of local parents refuse the flu shot and that 14% refuse all vaccines.

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Colorado Flu Spreads Viciously, But Vaccine Proponents Claim Shot Is Doing Great
Posted By: Vaxxter Staff 01/09/2019
If you live in Colorado and have yet to have the flu, a nurse from the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association says you are almost certain to get it. Speaking with CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann, nurse Anne Hart said that Colorado’s almost 600 flu cases are proof-positive that the flu is coming for you and your family.

“Almost 600 cases in Colorado this year, so we know it’s serious, and it’s still very important for people to be getting their flu shots,”

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Massachusetts Considers Mandatory Flu Shot Law
Posted By: Vaxxter Staff 12/30/2018
The state of Massachusetts is considering implementing a mandatory vaccine law. The law would force kids to obtain a flu shot before attending a public school.

The state realizes, however, that presenting such a law would cause outrage among large numbers of parents.

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4-Year-Old Vaccinated Child Placed On Life Support After Contracting H1N1 Flu
Posted By: Vaxxter Staff 12/27/2018
A Fresno, California child suffered severe brain damage following a condition that health officials are linking to the flu. Four-year-old Andre Carson spent 11 days on life support following an H1N1 flu virus diagnosis. Health officials claim that flu caused acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE), leading to severe lesions on his brain.

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