Thousands of Kent toddlers missing out on free flu vaccine
12 December, 2017, 17:21 | Author: Andrea Terry
She said that people should go to the doctor as soon as they start to feel ill.
Health officials say the United States could have a harsher than usual flu season, and is already showing influenza activity above the national baseline for the first time this season.
Unlike other vaccines - such as childhood immunizations, which are effective 95 per cent of the time - the flu shot efficacy does vary.
That 10 percent number actually reflects how effective the flu shot was in Australia's flu season a few months ago, during our summer.
Central Illinois has been hit particularly hard this flu season, with Litchfield schools being forced to shut down last week due to a high number of absences. "Every year, we see hospitalizations and deaths from the flu here in our region".
However, Dr. Izaddoost said this is "fake news".
In particular, they said we need to focus on racial disparities.
The flu is a serious disease. Vaccines are made each year to protect against the flu viruses that research indicates will be most common. "This means it reduces the chance of coming down with the flu, or if you're someone who does get the flu, it lessens the likelihood you'll get very sick from the flu", said Dieckhaus.
Positive RSV cases represent a third of all RSV tests administered by hospitals in the Yakima area.
Several areas throughout IL are experiencing heightened flu activity, and one preliminary report shows the flu vaccine may only be 10% effective. Although it is hard to predict an influenza season, the authors noted that when A (H3N2) viruses was the dominant influenza strain in past seasons, hospitalizations and deaths were more common and the effectiveness of the vaccine was lower.
Have you got your flu vaccine this season, but you're now battling severe flu symptoms like you haven't? The flu vaccine provides protection against the strains of flu that are likely to circulate this year and which may be different from last year.
The Health District keeps a list online of pharmacy and drugstore locations where flu shots are available. Residents should contact their local public health clinic regarding flu vaccine after December 18.
There's also the other method of self-defense: Washing hands. Rigler said it takes about two weeks for the body to react to the killed virus in the vaccine to build up an immunity.
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