Health officials monitor upcoming flu season

Ebony Scott
October 20, 2018

There is also considerable evidence that a parent's trauma can affect the genes they add on to their children. The previous season, 4,242 flu cases were reported in Arizona. Flu strains may differ from year to year and efforts to keep up with its changing characteristics are not 100 percent effective. It's also important to get the vaccine if you care for anyone at high risk, including seniors with chronic health conditions.

Primary school children will be vaccinated at school.

The most important action for students to take for preventing the flu is getting vaccinated.

"It is recommended that those healthcare workers without a medical contraindication to influenza vaccination, who decline vaccination, wear a mask for the duration of the influenza season whilst undertaking clinical tasks and/or directly interacting with patients".

The FluadĀ® vaccine will be offered to everyone aged 65 years and over in Northern Ireland.

Parents should contact their local your GP practice to arrange an appointment for your child. More than half of the people who responded believed that the flu shot caused the flu.

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Toddlers are often referred to as "super-spreaders" for tending not to wipe their noses or cover their mouths when sneezing.

Be safe out there from October through May (that's flu season, btw), pregnant ladies. For the first time in two years, nasal spray vaccines, like the flu mist, is an option. He noted during the H1N1 pandemic, about 50 per cent of people got the flu shot but after that, it dropped to below 20 per cent.

Last year, 80,000 people died from the flu, which is the highest total ever recorded since seasonal flu-related deaths have been tracked.

"Demand for the flu vaccine from under 65s has been high across Scotland, however Global Positioning System in Forth Valley are able to order supplies in line with local requirements". However, the CDC reports that the "Flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce the severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get "sick" and, 'reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40% and 60%'". It is estimated that more than 200,000 people get hospitalized due to flu and flu complications each year (Influenza (Flu), n.d.).

More importantly, Dr Walters warns that babies under six months are among the most vulnerable, but they can't get vaccinated because they are too young.

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