GCPH stresses importance of flu vaccine

13 December, 2017, 06:06 | Author: Leticia Riley
  • Scientists suggest that the egg-based production process might have made this season's flu shot only 10% effective

The nasal spray is safe and tailored each year to specific flu viruses - so please to take up this free NHS offer. "It does tend to impact the elderly population more", she said Tuesday in an interview. "Provincial reports indicate that influenza activity is at expected levels for this time of year", she said. TDH has facilities in all 95 counties and provides direct services for more than one in five Tennesseans annually as well as indirect services for everyone in the state, including emergency response to health threats, licensure of health professionals, regulation of health care facilities and inspection of food service establishments. One had received the flu shot and it is unknown if the second individual had received one. Of those 250 centers, its Virginia locations are experiencing the highest rates of ILI.

Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children causing fever, stuffy nose dry cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints and extreme tiredness.

"I think that just reflects who gets swabbed", Shahab said. The flu is a serious disease.

MidMichigan first established this policy during the 2012 flu season. "We want to do everything we can to prevent serious complications like this, and widespread vaccination is the best way to do that". "The flu shot is your best defense against getting the flu and that remains to be the case". And the reason for such a low level of protection might lie in the method by which the majority of flu vaccines are made: in eggs.

Patel said it also is important to realize that although the "seasonal pattern" for the flu usually is observed as about September through February, there is "no magic bullet" that makes it possible to only catch the flu during winter months.

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But, the remaining two or three varations of the flu in the vaccine.

"Our flu season started early this year", explained the Pima County Health Department's Deputy Director, Paula Mandel.

CDC reports that approximately 750,000 people in the United States have come down with flu-like illnesses.

While it's tough to known which strain will dominate this flu season, the main type circulating in Florida is Influenza A. The more people in the community who are vaccinated against the flu, the less likely the flu with spread through that community allowing people that were not able to get the flu vaccine to be protected from the flu.

Examples of patient care areas requiring a mask include patient units, areas where procedures are performed, registration, corridors and elevators utilized to transport patients, physician offices, and patient waiting areas.

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