You Asked: Can the flu vaccine give me the flu?

October 13, 2015
With flu season just around the corner, many people choose not to get vaccinated for fear it will "give them the flu."

Infographic: Pandemic Influenza (preparing for the next unknown)

May 12, 2015

Disease outbreaks, such as the H5N1 avian influenza, H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009, and more recently the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, exposed the need for quick access to high-quality, life-saving vaccines and therapeutics, and the importance of reliable, U.S.-based vaccine development and manufacturing capabilities and expertise.

Get the facts on Influenza

November 24, 2014

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. The peak of flu season has occurred anywhere from late November through March. The overall health impact (e.g., infections, hospitalizations, and deaths) of a flu season varies from year to year.

The 5 W’s of flu protection

October 31, 2014

Flu season has officially begun! Aside from washing your hands, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly, getting vaccinated is your best form of protection against the flu.

Your annual flu vaccination: The 5 W’s for winning flu protection

October 7, 2014

Flu season starts in October and can last until May. There are a number of precautions you can take this flu season to avoid catching the flu, but the best form of protection is your annual flu vaccination.

Texas A&M dedicates national pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing facility, on track for 2016 start-up phase

September 18, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, Texas A&M Health Science Center CEO Brett Giroir, M.D., and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), State of Texas and biopharmaceutical company GSK today dedicated a national pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas, which when complete will serve as an anchor for the Texas A&M Biocorridor.

It’s not too late to vaccinate for flu

January 29, 2014

Each year, we hear about the importance of getting a flu vaccination to protect our health. Some people do so, but others opt against it, thinking they have a slim chance of catching the flu or they are simply immune. But the fact is that the influenza virus changes every single year and the season lasts through May.

Flu season now in full swing: How to protect yourself

December 17, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is already seeing an influx of flu activity, especially in the southern portion of the United States. Luckily, it’s not too late to take a few preventative measures to ensure you and your loved ones don’t become another flu-related statistic.