Flu Watch

  “The most important thing is to get vaccinated”: Doctors urge everyone to get the flu vaccine ahead of the season

Flu season begins in October and lasts through May, but here in the Cape Fear, we see a peak in late December and early January.

  Fight the flu: vaccinations available at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall

  After N.C. vaping-related death, doctor warns of using any e-cigarette device

  Flu vaccines delayed for upcoming season

  NHRMC lifts flu-related visitor restrictions

North Carolina health officials report 13 new flu deaths

  People with Flu symptoms urged to stay home

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Columbus Regional announces flu-related visitor restrictions

NHRMC announces flu-related visitor restrictions

Preventing the flu in a world full of germs

Two new flu deaths reported in NC

  Mom who lost daughter to flu warns others

No new flu deaths reported in North Carolina

Flu deaths total up to 10 in North Carolina

Eight of the people who died were 65 years old or older and two were between ages 25 and 49. The flu season lasts from Sept. 30, 2018 to May 18, 2019.

NC flu deaths increase to eight

Additional flu deaths have been reported in North Carolina last week, bringing the state’s total to eight.

  It’s national influenza vaccination week; 5th flu-related death reported in NC

Another flu-related death has been reported in North Carolina, bringing the state’s total to five so far this season.

  Local ministry offering free health screenings, flu shots with Thanksgiving meals

Word Changing Hearts Ministries is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 21

  2 new flu deaths reported in NC; 4 total for the 2018 season

  First flu death reported in NC this season

Drive-thru flu clinic makes it easy for Veterans to get vaccinated

  State reports death in New Hanover County related to West Nile virus

US approves first new type of flu drug in 2 decades

CDC encourages ‘handwashing heroes’ to fight flu, diseases

Pregnant women who get the flu shot have a lower risk of hospitalization, CDC says

The CDC says an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter.

CDC says flu season deaths topped 80,000 last year

Overall, the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine for last season was estimated to be 40-percent.