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Flu shot could cut risk of heart attacks

Flu shot could cut risk of heart attacks

According to information provided last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 84 pediatric flu-related deaths across the country during this challenging flu season.

In California, there have been 185 deaths of people 65 and younger, according to the latest update from the California Department of Public Health.

HHD is offering flu shots at its health centers to people in high-risk groups on a sliding scale basis ranging from free to $15.

For the week of February 11-17, 110,130 people sought outpatient and emergency treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals and clinics throughout the country, a similar number as the previous week, Chuang said. This can lead to a heart attack by blocking one of the heart's major arteries. They found no link between these fatalities or hospitalizations and women's decisions to get vaccinated against whooping cough or the flu during pregnancy. "Not just to prevent the flu but as a means of preventing a heart problem". Each year, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.

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The OSDH said 3,440 hospitalizations have been reported in the state since the flu season officially began September 1.

DSHS reported that the flu activity has increased in the Amarillo Health Service Region (Health Service Region 1). Those numbers have tripled since last month. The median age of those in the study was 77. Monroe County has seen 3,715 confirmed cases of influenza so far this season.

In Norwalk, a 6-year-old girl died from flu complications despite receiving the vaccine. How well the vaccine fights off the illness may depend on which viruses are most dominant in a given year, which is hard to predict.

"The nasal flu vaccine is a great tool to have in that toolbox of different options people can get for the shots", Nordlund said. This helps protect your baby from flu and whooping cough after he's born and before he is older enough to get the vaccines himself.


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