2013 flu vaccine guards against four strains (VIDEO)

2013-09-17 14:27:19 by Mark Humphrey - Web Content Producer, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.

Among the many changes to the annual flu vaccine, this is the first year that it has been designed to protect against four strains, instead of the usual three.

In this Children's Channel video, Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of infectious disease at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses this "quadrivalent" vaccine, as well as several other updates to this year's flu shots.

Post or read comments about this story on inside.akronchildrens.org >>

Share your story!

Contact Us

330-543-1000 (operator)

(8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)


find a location
Find a location Type the first 3-5 letters of a specialty, service or location:
Or, view: a map, a list of all locations, locations by city or locations near me.
find a doctor
Find a doctor Type the first 3-5 letters of the name, location or specialty:
Or, view a list of all doctors by name, location and specialty.