MS has 1st pediatric death of current flu season

Ben Davidson
December 9, 2018

The most common symptoms of the flu include a fever, cough, and sore throat, but they can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose, and fatigue, according to the DPH website. The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone six months and older receive a flu vaccine. What can they say to get visitors to get vaccinated? Only two states, Georgia and Louisiana, experienced high activity during the week. "Last year was a really bad year, we had a lot of deaths in the state and in the country, especially among the elderly".

Flu season generally begins in the fall and lasts through March. The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and flu was below the usual threshold for this time of year, the CDC said.

What about those who say that they've gotten the flu shot in the past and still gotten the flu? Early signs are that this coming year might be dominated by the H1N1 strain, for which the flu vaccine tends to have higher effectiveness rates.

Correcting misinformation about the flu vaccines is hard, and the academic literature provides mixed signals about approaches to tackling this problem. "It tends not to have quite the same impact that the H3N2 season does, and that's what we had previous year".

"Every flu season is different, but there doesn't appear to be anything unusual going on so far", he said.

There were 1,105 new laboratory-confirmed cases during the week ending December 1, bringing the season total to 6,170, the CDC calculated. Most people with egg allergies are able to get the flu vaccine.

The flu shot is available at health care providers walk-in clinics and participating pharmacies
The flu shot is available at health care providers walk-in clinics and participating pharmacies

Myth: I exercise and eat healthy, so I don't need to get vaccinated. How can nurses encourage them to get vaccinated? His parents have set up a fund to promote flu vaccinations. People who have a severe allergy to the flu vaccine or any of its ingredients should not get the flu vaccine. After all, flu infections don't usually cause severe illness in this age group.

When people experience cold and flu symptoms, Kaweah Delta is urging the public to seek care from their personal physicians for conditions that are not life-threatening or will not require hospitalization.

To avoid getting sick, the department suggested, get a flu vaccine, wash hands often, cough or sneeze into tissues, clean shared surfaces, and avoid people who are sick with the flu.

The Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor included key findings for New Jersey. And do it with confidence - the vaccine is safe, you can't get flu from the vaccine.

"The vaccine has been given to many people every year with a very good safety record", he said.

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