Flu Vaccine

Northland Health Experts Warn of ‘Severe’ Flu Season to Come, On Top of Pandemic

The shadow looming over all this, according to experts, is the stress healthcare systems nationwide are already under.

DULUTH, Minn.- According to Northland health experts, the outlook for this year’s flu season is not good, as they prepare for a one-two punch of the flu and the ongoing COVID-19 surge. “A lot of people are back out doing their normal activities, we’re not in quarantine so those factors will play a role in what could be a severe…

Health Officials Stress Importance of Influenza Vaccine as Flu Season Looms Ahead

The CDC says they have developed a test that will check for seasonal flu viruses, and the virus that causes COVID-19. 

DULUTH, Minn.- While the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most prominent public health concern since march, each winter brings a new flu season. Which is why officials are urging people to get vaccinated. “Now is the time to get it,” stressed Diane Seiloff, Adult Services Coordinator for St. Louis County Public Health. Generally, flu symptoms include a fever, cough, sore…

Protecting Your Children This Flu Season in the Wake of First Pediatric Flu Death in Wisconsin

The virus can turn in to a more serious condition like pneumonia or an ear infection.

DULUTH, Minn. – More than a dozen flu-related deaths have happened in Wisconsin since last October. Now a child has become one of those victims. According to the CDC, children are at the highest risk of dying from flu-related symptoms. The most recent case in Wisconsin shows how important it is to protect your children this flu season. Health officials…

CDC says This Year’s Flu Season Has Been Mild; MedExpress Sees Increase in Patients

"The on–set of the flu is very fast and it usually includes fever,"

DULUTH, Minn. – Across the U.S., roughly over 150 million doses of the flu vaccine are expected to be given during this flu season. Today, we stopped by the MedExpress Urgent Care in Duluth to see how the virus is affecting the community. Fortunately, this flu season has been very mild, according to the CDC, but MedExpress has seen an…