The Reason Last Year’s Flu Season Was Deadly? Not Enough Vaccinations

The Reason Last Year’s Flu Season Was Deadly? Not Enough Vaccinations

Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, or fatigue.

"Even if you are young and healthy and might be able to survive the flu, there is the risk of transmission to a friend, family member, or other loved one who might not tolerate the flu as well", said Dr. MeiLan Han, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System and director of the Michigan Airways Program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend shots for everyone over the age of six months. Most major pharmacies are providing the vaccines to all people age five and up. "Only the flu shot will be given".

It's never too early to get the flu shot.

"These are the people that may ultimately get hospitalized", Han said.

They are the first deaths recorded since the flu season officially began on September 1. "Plus you are limited to what vaccine is offered: standard and high-dose and it is only 20-30 percent effective and yet some people still choose it".

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You can locate a nearby flu shot clinic at 2-1-1 Arizona or Stop the Spread AZ, or by calling 211 within Arizona or toll free 1-877-211-8661 from anywhere. "While the flu is unpredictable, what is predictable is that getting your annual flu vaccine can prevent you from getting the flu, and from spreading it to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers".

The Hanover and District Hospital is reminding the public to roll up their sleeve and receive their flu shot.

The influenza vaccine does not guarantee protection against the flu but it does lower the chances in contracting it. People should take additional precautions to lower their risk, including those who received the vaccine.

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: "Schools can make very good breeding grounds for illnesses like flu, because children don't tend to use tissues or wash their hands as much as adults".

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