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2018-2109 flu season

Nebraska, Texas markets hold top spots in Walgreens Flu Index

Nebraska, Texas markets hold top spots in Walgreens Flu Index

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Nebraska and Texas markets are the top areas in Walgreens Flu Index for week ending December 22, 2018. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. Now in

Southern U.S. continues to top this week’s Walgreens Flu Index

Southern U.S. continues to top this week’s Walgreens Flu Index

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. Now in its fifth flu season, the Walgreens Flu Index was developed as a tool for consumers, health officials

Walgreens flu study says more people plan to get a flu shot

Walgreens flu study says more people plan to get a flu shot

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Nearly two-thirds of Americans plan to get a flu shot this year, according to Walgreens 2018-2019 Flu Season Survey. The survey reported that with missed holiday parties and postponed vacations,  last year’s flu season led to loads of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as the strain of Influenza A led to more

Boiron USA provides defense in war on colds and flu

Boiron USA provides defense in war on colds and flu

NEW YORK— As we enter cold and flu season, many consumers are turning to homeopathic solutions at the first signs of the sniffles or scratchy throat. Gary Wittenberg, vice president of national accounts at Boiron USA, says that most major retailers are merchandising homeopathic products along with defense and first sign of products. “Homeopathic products

Industry ready for flu season

Industry ready for flu season

NEW YORK — Drug makers and health care professionals are gearing up for the 2018-2019 flu season, with much of the initial activity focused on raising vaccination rates. While anyone can get the flu, it can be particularly serious for young children, older people, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions, such as asthma,

CVS Health study says more Americans plan to get a flu shot

CVS Health study says more Americans plan to get a flu shot

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Marking the start of flu vaccine availability, a new survey from CVS Health found that one in five (22%) of consumers surveyed who didn’t get a flu vaccine last year say that knowledge of last year’s flu season which had flu levels that were the highest observed since 2009 makes them more likely