Flu Vaccine http://www.kunc.org en Flu Shots Continue To Be Vital For Warding Off Winter Illness http://www.kunc.org/post/flu-shots-continue-be-vital-warding-winter-illness <p>As Northern Colorado residents infected with the flu begin to stream into area emergency rooms and hospitals, one fact is emerging. 89 percent of patients treated for flu symptoms did not get a shot.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:36:05 +0000 Grace Hood 53483 at http://www.kunc.org Flu Shots Continue To Be Vital For Warding Off Winter Illness Hospitalizations Soared During Colorado's Flu Season http://www.kunc.org/post/hospitalizations-soared-during-colorados-flu-season <p>If you had the flu this season you weren’t alone in Colorado. The state logged the second highest number of flu-related hospitalizations since reporting began in the 2004. Thu, 30 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Emily Boyer 45035 at http://www.kunc.org Hospitalizations Soared During Colorado's Flu Season Flu Vaccine Has Been Feeble For Elderly This Season http://www.kunc.org/post/flu-vaccine-has-been-feeble-elderly-season This year's flu vaccine appears to be doing a unusually poor job of protecting the elderly, federal health officials reported Thursday.<p>Overall, this year's flu vaccine appears to be only about 27 percent effective for people ages 65 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6207a2.htm?s_cid=mm6207a2_w">reports</a> in this week's <em>Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report</em>.<p>But, perhaps more important and more concerning, it looks like it's only about 9 percent effective in protecting people 65 and older against the <a Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Rob Stein 40537 at http://www.kunc.org Flu Vaccine Has Been Feeble For Elderly This Season A Worm's Ovary Cells Become A Flu Vaccine Machine http://www.kunc.org/post/worms-ovary-cells-become-flu-vaccine-machine As the flu season grinds on from news cycle to news cycle, there's some flu news of a different sort. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:51:00 +0000 Richard Knox 39021 at http://www.kunc.org A Worm's Ovary Cells Become A Flu Vaccine Machine Colleges Try To Curtail Flu Risk For Students http://www.kunc.org/post/colleges-try-curtail-flu-risk-students As college students return to class from winter break this week, campuses around the nation are bracing for the possibility of a flu outbreak.<p>Colleges in Boston are especially worried after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/01/10/169033310/as-cases-spike-flu-season-may-be-peaking-in-boston">mayor's declaration</a> last week of a public health emergency in the city. The city's student population is large — around 150,000. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:47:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 38884 at http://www.kunc.org Colleges Try To Curtail Flu Risk For Students