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The flu shot is the best defense against influenza

The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.

Patsy Stinchfield answers flu questions on WCCO-TV

Patsy Stinchfield weighed in on WCCO-TV’s Good Question segment to answer questions about flu vaccine and this year’s flu season.

Star Tribune: Helping your kids handle the flu shot

Patsy Stinchfield provided the Star Tribune with information about the flu vaccine and influenza virus.

Children’s Minnesota does everything possible to prevent and treat pain – Introducing Children’s Comfort Promise

Nobody likes to get shots, but evidence supports that if we follow the four easy steps, children will have less pain with needle procedures.

Infection prevention experts recommend no FluMist nasal spray, only flu shot

Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.

Patsy Stinchfield provides expertise on influenza outbreak

Patsy Stinchfield, director of infection prevention and control at Children’s Minnesota, discusses this year’s flu season with WCCO-TV.

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How to avoid, treat winter illnesses

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to share ways that parents can avoid and treat illnesses in winter with their children.

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Children’s Pedcast: Influenza and the flu vaccine

Joe Kurland, a vaccine specialist and infection preventionist at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, discusses influenza and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

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‘The flu’ may not be the flu

Influenza can come on suddenly, with symptoms often including fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches and fatigue.

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Get all the facts on influenza from Children's infectious disease experts.