Every flu season is different, but it typically begins in early October and November and peaks in December, January or February.
The Frederick County Health Department says it will be offering free flu vaccines for children.
As a child, Michelle Colby dreamed of becoming an adventurous countryside veterinarian. Cows were her favorites. “It’s in my genes, I believe,” Colby said, remembering the countless visits to her family’s dairy farm in upstate New York.
Two new strains of influenza have begun circling the globe. The updated vaccine appears to work well against them.
Federal immunization goals remain unmet, the CDC says.
The Texas A&M University System will be the home of one of three national biodefense centers to help the country quickly develop vaccines in the event of a pandemic and strategies for responding to bioterrorism.
A controversial STD vaccine is recommended for young girls. Now doctors say boys need it, too—before they’re sexually active.
Raccoons aren’t just a nuisance, they can also be dangerous. The cute and furry critters are the number one carrier of rabies.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is announcing a funding consortium to pay for preclinical development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate.
The Army says it’s starting clinical trials at Fort Detrick on a potential ricin vaccine.