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10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up

Nov. 8, 2019 6:41 PM EST

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to...

From parade to pandemic: Museum looks at 1918's deadly flu

Sep. 27, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On Sept. 28, 1918, in the waning days of World War I, over 200,000 people gathered along Broad Street in Philadelphia for a parade meant to raise funds for the war effort. Among the patriotic throngs cheering for troops and floats was an invisible threat, which would be more dangerous...

Health officials: It's time to give flu vaccine another shot

Sep. 26, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much protection the past two years, specialists have fine-tuned the recipe in hopes it...