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Pregnant Women & The Flu

The flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. This is because changes in the immune system, heart and lungs during pregnancy make women (and women up to two weeks postpartum) more prone to severe illness from flu, as well as to hospitalizations and even […]

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Immunize Nevada Reminds Nevadans: It’s Time to Get your Flu Vaccine

Immunize Nevada Reminds Nevadans: It’s Time to Get your Flu Vaccine

Reno, Nev. (October 24, 2016) – Flu season has officially begun, which means it’s time for people to protect themselves and those around them, if they haven’t already. Typically, flu season begins in early October and may peak as early as November or as late as May of the next calendar year. While some think […]

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Seniors at Higher Risk of Complications from Flu

Seniors at Higher Risk of Complications from Flu

People 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu, as immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. The CDC shares: in recent years, it’s estimated that between 71 […]

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Business Leaders Can Arm Employees in the Fight Against Flu

Reno, Nev. (November 4, 2015) – It may be common knowledge that the flu is a miserable experience – characterized by severe aches, chills, high fever, cough/runny nose and a desire to stay in bed until the illness has run its course. But what some may not realize is that the flu is also a […]

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Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Women and Their Babies – Even After They’re Born

Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Women and Their Babies -  Even After They’re Born

Reno, NV (December 10, 2014) – Pregnant women are strongly advised to get the flu vaccine as it protects them and their unborn child even after it’s born. And, as flu vaccines are not advised for children under 6 months old, this could be the only protection a newborn infant gets from the potentially life-threatening […]

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Immunize Nevada Recognized as Healthiest Place to Work by The Chamber

Reno, NV (November 5, 2014) – Immunize Nevada was named The Chamber’s “Healthiest Place to Work” in the small category, at the 7th Annual Employer Health Forum held on Thursday, October 16. The spirit of the Healthiest Place to Work Award is to celebrate local businesses that have successfully implemented unique health-inspired programs, while sharing […]

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