Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine

Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine

You should get a flu shot that is not only for your own health, but for the health of others.

Following last year's flu season - the worst in decades, killing an estimated 80,000 Americans - health professionals have a strong warning for citizens as this year's flu season arrives: get your flu shot. Doctors can report statistics and offer a broad glimpse at how bad the flu season is - and previous year those warnings came swift, with cases piling up rapidly - but it's hard to nail down an exact number.

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So it's possible that you could contract flu or a variation of the virus during in this time. This figure, as reported by the Associated Press, comes from Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it's the latest overall estimate that really puts the most recent flu epidemic in proportion.

Looking at weather patterns and using statistics and other data, health professionals make an educated guess of which strains will be the most contagious during each flu season, Lin explained.

The Commons science and technology committee said it expected "full coverage" for social care workers, but "at best" only one in four care home workers took the jab. "It could change a bit, but right now, it looks like they are well matched". He assured us that you can not get the flu from the flu shot.

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'Some of our most vulnerable people are living in care homes and more must be done to protect them.

It's hard to predict how severe the flu season will be this year, Lin said.

- Cooler temperatures have us thinking about all things fall, but it is also a reminder that flu season is upon us.

In all, experts say that 27 Oklahomans have been hospitalized with the flu since the season began on September 1.

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