Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

More than 900,000 were hospitalized.

NPs also educate patients that the flu vaccine does not cause the flu. The decrease in the number of people getting an annual flu shot may be contributing to more people getting the flu. More serious adverse events are rare. Heather Holland, a 38-year-old teacher and mother from North Texas, died of the flu in February. Active Duty Service members should follow their service policy for getting vaccinated and making sure it's recorded. And just recently, an 8-year-old in the Rio Grande Valley died of the flu.

There is evidence the flu can be milder and briefer in those who have been vaccinated against the flu.

While the vaccine is not ideal, it greatly reduces the chances of getting the flu and lessens the severity should one get ill.

As for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu vaccine recommendation stands for everyone over six months of age, apart from those with allergies or those with certain medical conditions.

More people have come down with the flu locally this year than normal, according to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

A new survey released by Clover Health reveals that just 66 percent of New Jersey seniors have gotten a flu shot so far this season. As it turned out, the vaccine was 36 percent effective in adults, and almost 60 percent effective in children.

How well the influenza vaccine works (or its ability to prevent influenza illness) can range widely from season to season.

The flu is a serious and sometimes fatal disease that claimed the lives of at least 80,000 people in 2017. I try to help people understand the science behind vaccine development and how the body develops immunity.

The flu shot actually serves two purposes: you're protecting yourself and others in the community, especially those who are vulnerable to flu complications. The infection spreads when a person comes into contact with droplets from an infected person who coughs or sneezes.

"It's nicer to get it done a little earlier in the season so that you're protected a little earlier, but it is absolutely not too late to get it". The vaccine uses a killed virus, and every batch is checked to ensure this.

Flu season generally begins in the fall and lasts through March. This is a particularly virulent, shape-shifting strain that can mutate even while the vaccine is being incubated in eggs. What's more, the so-called seasonal vaccine isn't particularly effective, with only 20% to 60% of people who receive it dodging illness because their immune systems have been properly trained. And do it with confidence - the vaccine is safe, you can't get flu from the vaccine. "More people simply want to be vaccinated", she told news agency TT. We can join together to fight flu and drastically reduce the toll of illness, hospitalization and death. Make your appointment for a flu shot.

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