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County health unit seeing steady declines in flu shot numbers

County health unit seeing steady declines in flu shot numbers

"Also, of course, people capable of transferring influenza to those high risk groups". Pneumonia is a serious flu complication that can result from either influenza virus infection alone or from co-infection of flu virus and bacteria. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. It cannot. It's a killed virus that just stimulates your immune system to make its own flu virus attack cells.

Health experts have updated this year's flu vaccine to protect against the viruses they believe will be circulating during flu season. "Guess what? They got the flu from someone", Adams pointed out.

LCHD officials said there are many misconceptions about seasonal flu and flu vaccines. The 1918 flu pandemic, which lasted almost two years, killed more than 500,000 Americans, historians estimate. "Getting the flu shot is about community".

It's virtually impossible to predict the coming flu season. "The flu, they can be bad sometime", said Emma Ball, 75. Workplaces where personnel were required to get their flus shot had the highest vaccination rates at 95% compared to 48% among settings where vaccination was not required, promoted or offered on site.

The CDC recommends at least one annual flu shot for every adult and child over the age of six months to be administered by the end of October, with different flu shot schedules available to different populations based on age.

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Her expected graduation date was December 1984, although Rosano said, "We're still trying to figure out her graduation status". Christine Blasey Ford has alleged that at the age of 15 she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in 1982.

The CDC cites the following about the flu vaccine and egg allergy: 1. Only the 2009 swine flu pandemic, which killed 358 children, was worse since health authorities began tracking child deaths from flu 14 years ago. "It's why many people feel wiped out for two weeks after stopping coughing". Another factor was low vaccination rates, which not only remained far below what they should have been but also slightly decreased last season.

Even if a vaccine is less effective, it's still enough to help protect you.

Five children died from influenza or flu-related complications during last year's flu season, and more than 6,400 Minnesotans of all ages were hospitalized for influenza. "Parents should ask their health care provider about influenza vaccine and providers should check the vaccination status of patients at every visit and strongly recommend vaccination". Rarely, people who receive the flu shot experience muscle pain, a slight fever, and feelings of weakness or discomfort.

The agency estimates that the 2017-2018 vaccine, despite offering only 40 percent protection, prevented 5.3 million illnesses and 85,000 hospitalizations.


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