Previous influenza infections in childhood may be the culprit, study finds
Oct. 20, 2014
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Last year’s flu season was particularly brutal, and a surprising population was hit the hardest: young and middle-aged adults. New research suggests that an immune response unique to this age group may be to blame for last year’s flu toll and points to possible improvements to the annual vaccine.
Participation climbs to 97 percent, protects vulnerable patients, Fred Hutch infection expert says
Sept. 23, 2014
| By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service
Flu vaccination rates have been above 80 percent for years at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, far higher than the 75.2 percent rate for health care workers across the nation, according to latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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