influenza

Arkansas health advocacy group urges flu shots ahead of Thanksgiving

BY: - November 10, 2022

The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement’s policy arm is urging Arkansans to get vaccinated against the flu before the end of this week in order to be protected and protect others from the virus during Thanksgiving gatherings, the center stated in a Thursday news release. Flu season usually starts in October, and several states including […]

A resident of a Chicago area senior center gets an influenza vaccine during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Health. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Arkansas doctors see flu, RSV uptick in light of pandemic

BY: - November 2, 2022

Arkansas has seen an uptick in cases of influenza after only a month of the typical flu season, although so far the state has not seen as many or as severe cases as neighboring states, medical professionals say. Additionally, the prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has spiked after the usual season for the virus […]