With fall in full swing, it’s time to prepare for influenza season. Though often confused with the common cold, influenza is a serious, highly contagious respiratory illness.

Happy Father's Day, Dads! On this special day where fatherhood is cherished, we asked several dads why they got their kids vaccinated. Here is what they had to say.

These days, vaccines are on everyone’s mind. Vaccine misinformation and disinformation are on the rise and it’s more important than ever for every parent to have access to accurate information to make informed decisions about immunization.

The worst U.S. flu season in a decade appears to be winding down, but the truth is, it’s always flu season. Even now, as Americans begin to put away the thermometers, hand sanitizers and cough drops, researchers are preparing for the next flu season. As early as February, they began trying to predict which influenza strains will dominate so they can create the right cocktail for next season’s vaccine.

The flu poses a serious health risk for pregnant women and their babies. Due to changes in how the immune system, heart and lungs function during pregnancy, pregnant women are at higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms from influenza.