In a panel hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Washington, D.C., on September 27, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams took a nasal vaccine - an effort, he said, to make flu prevention "go viral". That's the highest flu death toll in four decades. "The most important thing", the agency says, "is for all people six months and older to get a flu vaccine every year".
More than 80,000 people in the United States, including 180 children, died last season because of the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because immunity does wane over time, the CDC recommends getting a flu shot annually. "We saw a very high number of pediatric deaths", said Jill Roberts, an assistant professor at the University of South Floridas College of Public Health.
When a person has the flu vaccination, the viruses injected into the body are not active. "The major concern is that people are less likely to get the vaccine, which will have a downstream effect and more serious consequences". But health officials at the briefing said it was too early to make a prediction.
The 2017-2018 flu season was a bad one. It led to 900,000 confirmed hospitalizations.
In La Plata County, 10 people were hospitalized, and in Montezuma County, 20 people were hospitalized during the season.
"We even have the senior dose available". "It seems like we're in a better position this year". Having the vaccine can also protect their baby against flu after they're born and during the early months of life.
During the brutal 2017-2018 flu season, the CDC said the vaccine was only about 36% effective, with particularly low efficacy against the H3N2 strain. "The nasal FluMist vaccine, which is an alternative this year, does contain an "attenuated" or weakened live virus". According to the CDC, most of those who died from the flu a year ago were over 65.
Despite the fact that 70 per cent of Brits surveyed had experienced flu, 53 per cent said they have no intention of getting the flu jab this year and a further 10 per cent said they didn't know.
The second annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic will be held this Saturday at the Meigs County Fairgrounds. Plus, there's no need to worry that the vaccine will give you the flu.
Still, vaccine science is flawed.
Dr Will Hynds, chairman of Kernow Local Medical Committee, which represents and supports Global Positioning System in the county, said: "People should not underestimate the effects of seasonal flu - it is unpleasant at best and a potential killer at worst".
Expectant mums should have the vaccine whatever stage of pregnancy they are in. Its vaccine, created with genetic sequencing and grown with tobacco, can be retrofitted to immunize against nearly any virus so long as its DNA can be obtained.
In addition to the flu jab myth, the latest survey revealed that the two most common methods used by Brits to try and ward off flu are dosing up on vitamin C and drinking a "hot toddy" (a warm whisky drink with honey and lemon). People with egg allergies, however, can still get the flu shot, even though eggs are involved in the manufacturing process; tell your doctor if you have severe allergies and are concerned about getting the shot.