State health officials launch campaign to promote flu shots

State health officials launch campaign to promote flu shots

While this information is scary, it's more important as an informative statement: one that recognizes the consequences of not taking proper steps to reduce chances of transmitting the flu.

Kent County Council's Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: "Flu can be disgusting for little children, and if they get it, they can spread it around the whole family".

If the influenza vaccine does not display a 100% efficacy rate, it is because its composition is reviewed each year to include strains of virus that should, in principle, circulate during the breeding season. flu, says Jean Longtin, medical director of the Quebec Public Health Laboratory. For eligible children, the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray. Though it varies, flu season can last as late as May so it is never too late to get vaccinated. For pregnant women, the vaccine may also be available through maternity services. In Sudbury, there were more than 250 lab-confirmed cases of the flu virus. The average cost of hospitalizations and outpatient visits averages $10 billion.

Last year, more than 250 flu cases were reported in Nebraska in October and November. "Vaccines are enormously safe and effective".

There are many factors that lower the immune system which are common on any college campus.

There are many other non-flu illnesses that can be contracted.

Flu can be nasty for little children. This is the highest death toll from the flu in the last four decades.

Chris Faldon, nurse consultant at NHS Borders, said: "Flu is a serious illness which can be life threatening and kills more people in this country than any other vaccine-preventable disease".

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In North Carolina the flu season begins October 1 and runs through May. The flu vaccine a year ago was estimated to be 30-60 percent effective - and this is a significant public health benefit - nothing to sneeze at!

Each year in the US, there are 2.5 million flu cases that result in hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths.

There's no sure way to predict what this flu season will be like, both Prabhu and Johnson said, but there's at least one hopeful sign.

In addition, if you are exposed to someone else who has the flu virus, you may not get sick, but you can pass on the virus to others.

People who receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.

"People don't really understand the need for herd immunity - that we protect those who are most vulnerable", said Clark.

So at these meetings, the researchers who have their lights on in their laboratories at night are here telling us about new technologies that are designed to create better vaccines for the future. "Those 80,000 people who died past year from the flu, guess what?" But not everyone gets that protection. This may result in an unwanted hospital stay and can even be fatal.

Last year, roughly 80,000 people died from flu-related illnesses in the USA, including 180 children, making it the worst flu season in the past 40 years. But if you miss it, you can still have the vaccine later in the winter.

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