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First influenza-related child death of season

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first flu-related pediatric death during the current flu season. A four-year-old girl passed away Jan. 20, 2013 in a Honolulu hospital. “This is an uncommon and tragic death,” said Dr. Sarah Park, state epidemiologist. “Not every child will become this seriously ill from the […]

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Safeway offering ‘walk-in’ flu vaccines

MEDIA RELEASE With the current rapid rise in flu cases nationwide, Safeway, Inc. is offering flu vaccines on a “walk-in” basis at Safeway Pharmacies. Safeway is also able to provide an off-site flu clinic service for businesses, senior centers and nursing homes that wish to provide their employees or residents with the convenience of receiving […]

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Diabetes & the flu

MEDIA RELEASE Diabetes can weaken your immune system against the flu. It also puts you at an increased risk of flu-related complications. * Keep close track of your blood glucose. It can be affected by illness. * Get the flu vaccine. It is your best protection against the flu. If you have diabetes you should […]

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Flu Season: Not too late to vaccinate

Flu Season: Not too late to vaccinate

MEDIA RELEASE When you see “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here” signs and banners outside pharmacies and in doctor’s offices, you might think, “it’s winter already; isn’t it too late for that?” The answer is no. “Flu season typically peaks in January or February and can last as late as April or May,” said Dr. Anne […]

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2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine safety

2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine safety

MEDIA RELEASE What’s in the 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine and why? Each year, the seasonal influenza vaccine contains three influenza viruses – one influenza A (H3N2) virus, one influenza A (H1N1) virus, and one influenza B virus. The 2009 H1N1 influenza virus strain is included in the 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine because scientists continue to […]

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'Protect Hawaii's Keiki: Stop Flu at School' begins Oct. 12

‘Protect Hawaii’s Keiki: Stop Flu at School’ begins Oct. 12

MEDIA RELEASE Protect Hawaii’s Keiki: Stop Flu at School program is offering free flu vaccine in 329 public, private, and charter schools this fall. “By vaccinating our children against the flu, we can help reduce the number of lost school days due to illness,” Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona said. “The continuing success of this program […]

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Shots available for students, faculty and staff at participating schools across Big Island

School-based H1N1 vaccination clinics start this month

Shots available for students, faculty and staff at participating schools across Big Island

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Now in its third year, Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu At School kicked off today with thousands of Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students receiving their free seasonal flu vaccine this week through the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) program. In all, 334 public, private and charter school clinics are scheduled across the state between now and December 3, 2009 and more than 68,000 students are expected to participate this year.

Stop flu at school vaccination clinics begin today

Now in its third year, Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu At School kicked off today with thousands of Hawai‘i elementary and middle school students receiving their free seasonal flu vaccine this week through the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) program. In all, 334 public, private and charter school clinics are scheduled across the state […]

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DOH places first order for H1N1 vaccine; launches Web site

DOH places first order for H1N1 vaccine; launches Web site

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has begun placing orders with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2009 Novel H1N1 Influenza vaccine.   The CDC has approximately 3 million initial doses of nasal-spray flu vaccine LAIV (FluMist®) available to the nation in this first series of shipments to all states that […]

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Flu tips for asthma patients, parents of patients

Flu tips for asthma patients, parents of patients

MEDIA RELEASE Anyone with asthma is at higher risk for flu-related complications, such as pneumonia. Along with everyone else, if you have asthma you should: * wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing; * cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw the […]

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CDC mobile Web site for health information

CDC mobile Web site for health information

MEDIA RELEASE CDC’s health information is now available on your mobile device.  Visit m.cdc.gov on your mobile phone or PDA for information on seasonal flu, H1N1 flu, public health emergencies, and more. Sign up now to have important CDC information about H1N1 flu and other topics delivered directly to your mobile phone.  This site is […]

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Safeway offers seasonal flu vaccinations in stores

Safeway offers seasonal flu vaccinations in stores

MEDIA RELEASE Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) added to its leadership reputation in health care reform and cost control by offering seasonal flu vaccines in its U.S. stores at a substantial savings compared with the cost of doctor-administered vaccines. The lower cost will help consumers and businesses control health care spending in a challenging economy. Now […]

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Federal guidelines for H1N1 in schools offer options

Federal guidelines for H1N1 in schools offer options

MEDIA RELEASE Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities.  The guidance says officials should balance the risk of flu in their communities with the disruption that school […]

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Create a flu prevention video & be eligible to win $2,500

Create a flu prevention video & be eligible to win $2,500

MEDIA RELEASE 2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest Create a 15, 30, or 60 second video Public Service Announcement (PSA) that will inform and motivate people to take steps that will help prevent the spread of the flu. Make your video fun, smart, and entertaining. To Enter There are two (2) steps that need to be […]

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