Influenza

Read: All Massachusetts Students Must Get Flu Shot

All Massachusetts Students Must Get Flu Shot

Flu vaccinations will be required for all children who are attending child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and institutions of higher education.

Read: Virologists to Americans: Get Your Flu Shot This Year

Virologists to Americans: Get Your Flu Shot This Year

Experts say the combination of the coronavirus and the flu this fall and winter could exacerbate the strain on the U.S. public health system, which is struggling already.

Read: UC System Requiring Flu Shots for All Students, Staff By Nov. 1

UC System Requiring Flu Shots for All Students, Staff By Nov. 1

The intention of the newly signed executive order is to avoid a surge of flu cases at healthcare facilities as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Read: Second Wave of Flu Hits U.S., Worst Season for Children in a Decade

Second Wave of Flu Hits U.S., Worst Season for Children in a Decade

This flu season also started the earliest in 15 years, with an influx of flu-like sicknesses seen as early as October in parts of the South.

Read: Flu Virus has Killed 68 Children Since the Start of the Flu Season

Flu Virus has Killed 68 Children Since the Start of the Flu Season

The CDC says that flu activity remains high, but hospitalizations and deaths are not high at this point in the season.

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