There are also concerns that this year's flu shot may not be all that effective in preventing the respiratory illness. Last year, a similar vaccine was 43 percent effective against the H3N2 virus and 48 percent effective overall, according to the CDC.
The flu usually comes on suddenly and often with a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, and headaches.
Flu season is building momentum in ME, with both outpatient medical visits and hospitalizations on the rise.
However, as Dr. Tanya Altmann, a pediatrician and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, pointed out, the flu has potentially serious complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis and sinus and ear infections.
"We have some evidence that the vaccination protects the woman from influenza herself, and it can protect the infant in the six months of life from getting influenza before we are able to vaccinate the infant", Flannery said.
"They had quite a substantial epidemic due to H3N2, so there's a lot of speculation that that's foreboding a severe season for us also", she said from Vancouver.
"Because there is a risk, there should be a choice", Smith said.
More than 7,000 cases of the flu have already been confirmed in the U.S. The cost of adult flu vaccine is $25.00. Flu vaccines offer lasting protection against the flu for the entire flu season. "And there are a lot of H1N1 and B viruses out there", Brammer said.
Most Oklahoma cases involve those age 50 or older or those four and younger. Australian health records show an effectiveness of less than 10 per cent for the same vaccine used by Canada. At best, flu can knock you down for a couple of days, at worst, it can kill.
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