"After reviewing death cases so far, it is not the time to suspend a flu vaccination program since vaccination is very crucial this year, considering ... the COVID-19 outbreak," Jeong Eun-Kyung, director of the KDCA, said during a briefing this week.
Of the total deaths reported following vaccination, 46 were believed to have no link to the flu shot, according to South Korean health officials.
On Tuesday, Republican President Donald Trump claimed that coronavirus is less deadly than the flu. Though the flu kills tens of thousands of Americans each year, COVID-19 has killed more Americans in 2020 than the approximately 178,000 Americans killed by flu over the last six years.
Facebook removes another post from the president, citing the spread of COVID-19 misinformation.
While speaking to NewsmaxTV, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said that "this is going to be our most important flu season of our lifetimes."
Findings show which groups are more reluctant to get vaccinated, and the states with the highest and lowest adoption.
Public health officials in California on Tuesday expressed concern that decreased vaccinations among children prompted by stay-at-home orders could pose additional risks to health and place added strain on health care systems that are already overworked amid the pandemic.
Less than half of U.S. residents received a flu vaccine in 2019, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, which has prompted major concerns for the upcoming fall season, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.
A doctor on the Ruby Princess cruise ship allegedly told Josephine Roope that her friend had "only the flu, nothing to worry about."
This summer, don't complain about the humidity: it appears to help the lungs and immune system repel invading viruses and keep them from replicating.
"It is a very serious public health threat to the people of the United States," Alex Azar told Fox News.
The president also repeatedly pushed pharmaceutical executives on how quickly they could create a vaccine for the illness.
The bug known as 2019-nCoV has killed over 1,000 people and spread to over 25 countries and territories.
The death of Najee Jackson Jr. is coming under scrutiny after posts made by the mother in an anti-vaccine Facebook group indicate he was prescribed Tamiflu but the family chose natural "remedies" instead.
And why does it feel so much worse than a cold?
This season, medics have been struck by the predominance of a different strain of flu that can be particularly damaging to children—influenza B.
Each year, millions of children catch the flu in the U.S.
The flu virus is highly changeable, which is why a shot from one year won't work the next.
Over a quarter of the students at Minnesota's West Middle School were out sick Monday, during what some have called an "atypical" flu season for the state.
The vaccine is the "first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications," according to the CDC.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus held a press conference Tuesday calling for flu shots to be provided for detained migrants, after a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died of the flu while being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Some Cowboys players are getting past the flu, some are in the beginning stages and quarterback Dak Prescott is taking preventative medications.
A survey of 2,800 office employees reveals that 90 percent have gone to work sick at least once, with millennials the most likely to never miss a work day because of illness.
Difficulty in nailing down the predominant strains this year led Sanofi Pasteur to delay production of its flu vaccine by a month.
Even a rise in temperature of a degree or two can can increase the number of one particular type of "flesh-eating" bacteria in ocean water, an expert told "Newsweek".
The flu is easy to give to others and some people stay contagious for more than a week.