March 18 2018

Get Your Flu Shots Now

March 18 2018, 05:09 | Irvin Gilbert

Get Your Flu Shots Now

Get Your Flu Shots Now

In the meantime, USA officials are urging Americans to get their flu shot before the virus begins circulating widely.

Its time to stock up on Kleenex and Tylenol — flu season has arrived.

Children aged two and three years will receive a nasal vaccination at their GP surgery.

Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older, with some children requiring two rounds but most adults only needing one shot.

The close spaces and shared drinks at parties and in dorm halls can definitely facilitate the spread of germs. "The vaccine is available in many places, so there's no reason to not get vaccinated". Serious allergic reactions are very rare.

About 46.8 percent of the US population were vaccinated during the 2016-2017 flu season, an increase of 1.2 percentage points from the previous season.

Flu season is here and several cases of the flu have already been reported throughout the state of Arkansas.

"There is, however evidence that the effectiveness of the vaccines has been less than usual this year, particularly in terms of protecting the elderly against influenza A (H3N2)". Every year there are things we can do to protect ourselves, and it's a good idea to brush up on the latest advice, courtesy of Nurse Practitioner Maria Walls, a member of BJC Medical Group who practices at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

If you think you may be eligible for a free flu vaccination contact your GP for more advice. There were 52 deaths and 1,429 hospitalizations, or twice normal. Can it help reduce the chances of getting a cold or a flu-like illness?

The High-Dose Vaccine helps to give those 65 and older greater immunity to the virus.

The NHS has warned people to brace for the worst and getting vaccinated could protect you - just make sure you go get your jab at the right moment.

"I don't see what harm it could cause, because there's a lot of bacteria going around and people are sick all the time. Children do die of the flu". "It's much more likely to keep people out of the hospital or out of the grave", he said.

But even at that low level, the CDC estimated that the vaccine prevented more than 5 million cases of flu, almost 3 million doctors' visits and 86,000 hospitalizations, Price said.

Patients at the office range from newborn to 21 years old, however, the recommended age to start getting the vaccine is 6 months old according to Robinson. "Our goal is to increase coverage for children of all ages".

Experts say the upcoming flu season could be severe, based on surveillance of flu in the Southern Hemisphere, often a clue for what to expect in the United States. And so that's why we do it: "for the herd, so to speak", said Dave Golden, Director of Public Health and Communications at Boynton Health. "But we're still not meeting USA public health goals for vaccine coverage among certain groups".

Vaccinations are an incredibly effective way of reducing the likelihood of catching infectious diseases.

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