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Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/28/2013 8:58:33 AM
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Use of the CDC data is great. But, I wonder about the news media coverage and how they use it. Mostly, it seems to dramtize and scare it seems. 

While there's lots of flu data available, it seems what we see if just the scary end of it and not necessarily what the real odds are of catching the flu.

It's easy to do a colorful chart of the U.S. cutting and pasting, but a little bit of research into how likely am I personally to end up in the hospital or at the very least home in bed.

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/18/2013 10:08:51 AM
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She had the injection but she had asthma so she is fairly susceptible To things. And as my family doctor said, colleges are cesspools!

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/18/2013 9:11:35 AM
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Oh no! So tell us three things before you start the chicken soup: What sort of vaccine did she get (injection or nasal spray?), how does she think she picked it up (like, was her roommate down with the flu, too?),  and is the school making any effort to help contain the spread?

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/18/2013 2:29:02 AM
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Guess what my college freshman daughter, who had a flu shot this year, was diagnosed with at an ER tonight?

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/17/2013 11:40:51 AM
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Right, there's the nasal spray option, too. Mark Pitts mentions that in his post from earlier this week: Flu Data: Healthcare Workers, Get Your Shots

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/17/2013 11:37:25 AM
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@Beth Glad to be of help. Yes, there is still braving the needle, though I see that the site offers some alternative forms of vaccine delivery.

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/17/2013 11:30:58 AM
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This is a good resource, thanks! My daughter was going to try getting a flu shot down at school, and now I can see from this database that she can indeed do that despite a shortage of vaccines in some places in Illinois. Now it's just a matter of her really doing it!

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/17/2013 11:03:59 AM
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@Beth I just learned of another flu data, actually a flu vaccine finder: http://flushot.healthmap.org/

It's described thus:

HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free, online service where users can search for locations offering flu vaccines. We work with partners such as clinics, pharmacies, and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about receiving the flu vaccine. Our goal is to make flu vaccination available to everyone by simplifying the process of choosing and finding a vaccine provider.

In 2012, Google passed the baton to HealthMap when they retired Google's Flu Vaccine Finder. Google has worked closely with HealthMap as they've created the new HealthMap Vaccine Finder. If you have previously provided data to Google Flu Vaccine Finder, you will need to register and upload your location data to HealthMap. Register »

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/16/2013 8:35:50 AM
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They only give us what we ask for and in the end deserve.

Re: Are we there yet?
  • 1/15/2013 8:45:08 AM
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Jeff, you do make me laugh: "tell the news casters to keep quiet until it's coming.  That is, report at the appropriate time." What are the chances of that?! 

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