flu-season

Timing and cost of new vaccines vary by virus and health insurance status

BY: - August 28, 2023

As summer edges toward fall, thoughts turn to, well, vaccines. Yes, inevitably, it’s time to think about the usual suspects — influenza and COVID-19 shots — but also the new kid in town: recently approved vaccines for RSV, short for respiratory syncytial virus. But who should get the various vaccines, and when? “For the eligible […]

As flu cases increase, state health officials urge Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated

BY: - January 20, 2022

Speaking to reporters in Montgomery County on Thursday, local leaders and officials from the state Health Department urged Pennsylvanians to get the flu vaccine to combat the growing number of cases this flu season. 

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Pa. notches one of its ‘mildest’ flu seasons on record, Health Dept. says

BY: - May 28, 2021

With state residents already masked-up and driven indoors by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania notched one of its “mildest” flu seasons on record in 2020-21, a senior state Health Department official said Friday. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw caution — or masks — to the wind. The state charted 3,664 laboratory-confirmed flu cases and 21 flu-associated […]