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Flu shots: The who, what, when, where and why parents need to know

Between school, sports and activities, homework, and more, fall is a busy time for families. Although there’s a lot on parents’ minds, influenza vaccinations, or flu shots, should be top of mind this time of year. Patsy Stinchfield, APRN, CNP, senior director of infection prevention, explains what parents need to know about flu shots.

Joe Kurland talks flu vaccine with Wired

Joseph Kurland, vaccine specialist, spoke to Wired about people’s perceptions of the flu vaccine.

Joe Kurland talks differences between flu shot and nasal spray

Joe Kurland discussed the differences between the flu vaccine and nasal spray.

Grand Rounds: From Andrographis to Zinc: What is the evidence for integrative approaches during cold and flu season

October 18, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Melanie Brown, MD, FAAP

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Treating and preventing the spread of influenza

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory viral infection that can leave people of all ages feeling miserable. The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.

Young girl getting shot, tightly hugging teddy bear

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.

Child sneezing and blowing into tissue, sick, on couch

Is it the flu or a cold?

Influenza, or “the flu,” is often confused with the common cold because symptoms of both illnesses can be similar. Joe Kurland, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist, explains how to spot the difference.

Young girl getting shot, tightly hugging teddy bear

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.