Doctors Offer Advice for Preventing Another Bad Flu Season

11 October, 2018, 01:32 | Author: Jeffery Armstrong
  • The New Zealand flu vaccine covers four of the viruses circulating globally including the Flu A

There is no flu shot for infants under 6 months.

Those without medical insurance coverage will be charged $40.

You can find out where to get your flu shot by visiting Public Health Sudbury and Districts' immunization page.

Houtzdale Family Service Center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Last winter, the USA vaccine was only 25 percent effective against the unexpected emergence of the H3N2 strain, or 36 percent effective overall, according to the CDC.

Influenza ("flu") is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.

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It's important to note the CDC is recommending the use of injectable influenza vaccines and not the nasal spray flu vaccine during the 2017-18 flu season and that flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. Celeste Philip. "Every person who can, should get their vaccine before Halloween to protect themselves and those they love from the flu".

The CDC and other major medical groups recommend a flu vaccine for anyone six months of age or older, but some patients opt against it because of concerns about effectiveness or ingredients. Meaning, prepping ahead and protecting yourself from the flu with the vaccine is going to be crucial to staying healthy during this season.

With the number of reported cases of flu more than doubling last winter, those who are eligible are being urged by the NHS to act early and get protected. "How bad will the flu season be this year", Shital Patel, an Assistant Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine said. This is a bit of a guessing game, to be honest, but doctors have gotten pretty good at applying influenza research to make good selections.

Anyone wishing to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill from influenza. The influenza virus sticks to surfaces.

Do I have to get poked by a needle?

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In North Carolina the flu season begins October 1 and runs through May. Which shows why you should consider getting a flu shot. "Those 80,000 people who died previous year from the flu, guess what?"

Both Essentia and St. Luke's give those who are 65 and older the high-dose vaccine. Everyone else needs only one dose each flu season.

The sad truth is that when the flu virus enters your body, it triggers your immune response - and in some lethal cases, that response pummels not just the virus but the body too. Despite being produced via raw eggs, you can not get salmonella poisoning from the flu shot.

There are multiple options for populations that may be more susceptible to the virus. The other main version of the vaccine is the mist, which is produced using a weakened version of the virus, while technically a "live" virus, the mechanism for infection has been eliminated so it can not cause illness either.

Anyone wishing to also eat lunch at a Center for Active Living is asked to make reservations with the center by 9:15 a.m. the day before the clinic.

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