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Minn. Forum Set Up To Help Ease Vaccine Shortages

In a bid to overcome flu-vaccine shortages in some areas, Minnesota officials have set up a forum to connect health care providers who have vaccine with those who don’t.

01/28/2013

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Minn. Teen Dies From Complications Of Flu

A Minnesota teen who was fighting for her life, after being ill with the flu, has passed away.

01/08/2013

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Nasty Flu Season Start Outpaces H1N1 Outbreak

A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.

01/03/2013

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‘U Of M’ Report: Flu Shots Not As Effective As Previously Reported

There’s a “misperception” that current influenza vaccines are highly effective, which is standing in the way of creating new, more effective vaccines, according to a new report from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

10/15/2012

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Mom Warns Parents To Vaccinate After Baby’s Near Death

A Minnesota mother is pushing all parents to vaccinate their kids after a case of whooping cough put her baby in intensive care for nearly a month.

02/09/2012

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‘U’ Expert: We Need A Better Flu Shot

Health officials say it’s a good time to get a flu shot. But one expert says it’s also time for a better vaccine.

10/06/2011

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Thinner Needles Make For Less Painful Flu Shots

There’s now a less painful way to get a flu shot this year.

09/30/2011

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Bachmann Says Vaccine Retardation Claim Not Hers

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she was not linking a vaccine aimed at preventing cancer to mental retardation when she repeated a woman’s claim that the vaccine had caused her daughter’s retardation.

09/19/2011

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2 Brain Cancer Patients Meet After Promising Treatment

The University of Minnesota brought together a couple of brain cancer patients with very similar stories, but with one major difference. John Huls is a man and Piper is a Golden Retriever.

09/19/2011

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Study: Chicken Pox Vaccine Really Helping

A new study is showing that the chicken pox vaccine is really paying off.

07/25/2011

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Flu Season Normal But Far From Over

The flu season can have several peaks in the course of the winter. There have been two flu-related deaths in Minnesota but overall, it’s been a normal season.

01/30/2011

Is It Flu Or a Fluke?

  Has the flu season already begun – or is it just an influenza fluke?

09/15/2010

Flu Shots Already Available

It might still be the height of summer, but you can get a leg up on the upcoming flu season by getting a flu shot.

08/18/2010