Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

WakeMed Blogs

Whooping Cough Vaccine Confusion

January 28, 2015

Dr. Mark Piehl, medical director of the WakeMed Children’s Hospital, clarifies pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine confusion for WTVD’s Caitlin Knute. Last year, WakeMed treated 18 cases of pertussis, a potentially deadly disease for babies and very young children. The best protection against the disease is vaccination and booster shots every 10 years. Even with vaccination and regular booster shots, you can still contract the disease but it is much less likely.