Why Nasal Flu Vaccine is Not Recommended for 2016-17 Flu Season

While colder weather is on its way, flu season is just heating up. RediClinic reminds everyone that vaccination is the best way to keep this potentially life-threatening disease at bay. While flu shots are OK, there is one type of flu vaccine that is not recommended this flu season. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices […] Read more »

When is the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

Flu season generally runs from October to May, with the peak occurring sometime between December and February. Because it takes a couple of weeks for the flu shot to become fully effective, don’t delay any longer! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that every healthy individual age six months and older get vaccinated. […] Read more »

CDC Study Finds Flu Shots in Seniors Cuts Hospitalization Risk by 50%

A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added more evidence that a flu shot is a vital step in protecting the health of older Americans. Researchers found that among those age 50 and older who got a flu shot during the 2010-11 flu season, the risk of hospitalization […] Read more »

Is It Fall Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?

For many people, the shorter days and changing leaves are an unpleasant reminder that allergy season isn’t only limited to the spring. Trees release allergy-inducing pollen in the spring, while grasses are the main culprit in the summer months. In the fall, it’s weed pollen that leads many people to seek out treatment for seasonal […] Read more »

Flu Shot Vaccine Now Available at All RediClinic Locations

Fall brings with it cooler weather, falling leaves, football games – and the start of flu season. Strains of the flu virus can start spreading as early as October, therefore planning for vaccination today with a flu shot vaccine is the first and most important step in stopping the disease. It takes about two weeks […] Read more »

Morning May Be the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot, Study Suggests

A recent study concluded that the timing of flu shots may make a difference in their effectiveness. According to a news release from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham in Great Britain, many senior patients had better responses to the flu vaccine in the morning than in the […] Read more »