ADC doctors are seeing about 70 percent more cases of flu in the clinic than they did last year. It’s not too late to visit your doctor for a vaccination to prevent contracting influenza. But if you already have the virus, here’s what you need to know.
Pregnant women should receive the flu vaccine, but not necessarily because of results from a study tentatively linking autism with flu in pregnancy, ADC OB/GYNs. Dr. Yvette Gutierrez-Schieffer says flu during pregnancy is already risky because of the potential complications.
The flu bug is quite smart and changes its outer coat every year and in non-consistent ways. That means you need to get a “new” flu vaccine every season to be protected as well as you can be.
EasyCare Pediatrician Lisa Gaw visited the KXAN studios to share tips on keeping your family healthy during flu season.
Video 7 Flu myths and facts
Don’t believe everything you read about seasonal flu, say doctors at The Austin Diagnostic Clinic. Myths about the virus and the vaccine are common, especially on the Internet. Dr. Sujata Jere, an ADC family practice physician, explains the facts for seven common myths about seasonal flu.
Just because you haven’t had the flu in the past few years, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get vaccinated, ADC doctors say. “The flu vaccine is like a seat belt,” said Dr. Vimal George, ADC Family Practice. “There are many years when you go and you don’t get the flu and you do fine. But there are those years when it definitely would have been advisable to get the flu vaccine.”
West Nile virus is on the top of many people’s minds right now. But there is another disease that kills even more people every year: flu. Dr. George Vimal, a family practice physician at The Austin Diagnostic Clinic says there is something people can do to protect themselves against flu — get a flu shot.
Pediatric flu shot updates and information on after-hours clinics for 2012-13 flu season.
As the Texas flu season approaches, we want to remind you to vaccinate yourself against the flu. Find out when and where ADC will administer flu shots beginning in September 2012.
As cold and flu season approaches and people around the office start sneezing, it’s a good time to think about avoiding infection. Frequent hand washing is the first line of defense against germs, but is there a way to help prevent illness by choosing the right foods to bolster your immune system?