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Health and Fitness

Below is a list of common questions about the influenza vaccine. Answers were provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Thomas Russo, professor and chief of infectious diseases in the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Dr. Richard Vienne, Univera Healthcare vice president and chief medical officer; and …

Erie County

Even adults who can remember that last time they had their recommended vaccines need to listen up: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently announced a revised schedule for those age 19 and older. The adult immunization schedule contains information for both health care providers and the general public on principles of immunization for adults, considera…

Health and Fitness

The western region of New York State is reporting more flu cases this year than at the same time last year, according to Univera Healthcare’s review of state health data. As of Nov. 18, the western region – including Western New York and parts of the Finger Lakes – has so far reported around 0.8 flu cases per 100,000 people. By the same week last year, the region had re…