Consumer Reports: Flu Vaccines

(CONSUMER REPORTS) –  With flu season around the corner, health experts say it’s best to get vaccinated as early as possible. The standard vaccine is now free, without a co-pay or deductible. but there are other types to consider, and one vaccine doesn’t require a shot at all. Dr. Orly Avitzur with Consumer Reports says  … Continue reading »

Visitor Restrictions Lifted

MEDFORD, Ore. — Providence Medical Center facilities in Southern Oregon and throughout Oregon have lifted their temporary visitor restrictions today that were originally put in place because of the flu. The restrictions started on January 8th, 2014. Providence wants the public to know they will still be asking people to take reasonable precautions, such as covering … Continue reading »

Doctors Warn Flu Season Not Over Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — The number of people ending up in the hospital with the flu is going down across Oregon, but doctors warn that those numbers could jump up again before this flu season is over. According to the Oregon Health Authority, the number of flu hospitalizations across the state this week dropped significantly from … Continue reading »

Flu Shot Offered To Children On OHP

MEDFORD, Ore.– Health officials have reported the flu season came earlier than usual this year. Flu shots have been hard to come by in the Rogue Valley, so one organization is giving away flu vaccines for free to children who other wise may not be able to get one. Community Health Center in Medford is offering … Continue reading »