"Contrary to persistent myths, getting the vaccine cannot make you sick (the virus is not active in the vaccine), but it can prevent you from being sick for a week or more if you happen to get the flu".
Health officials say getting the vaccine is the best protection against four of the worst strains of influenza expected this year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 80,000 people lost their lives to the flu last winter, making 2017-2018 the deadliest flu season on record.
Flu shots are recommended for everyone six months of age and older. The vaccine can make you feel a little achy and tired for a day or two, but overall our Hays County community is healthier if we all get vaccinated.
According to the Douglas Public Health Network, the flu vaccine reduces the risk of getting the flu by 30 to 60 percent.
"The flu is here in ME already, which is unusual for us". The CDC indicates that vaccines either contain an inactivated and no longer infectious strain of the virus, a particle created to look like a flu virus to your immune system, or a live virus that has been changed so as not to infect a person. "We think that people do have a good amount of immunity against H3N2, which we've had for the last two seasons".
Parents and guardians of young children should also be aware that all children between the ages of 6 months and 59 months attending a City-licensed day care, Head Start, pre-K or nursery school must receive one dose of influenza vaccine between July 1 and December 31 of each year. It's very frustrating. I follow this very, very closely and when you see so many people, especially elderly people, die of influenza complications, that is troublesome. "Was it milder in Australia because people also got vaccinated and they got vaccinated against H1N1?"
Between Oct. 7-13, there were 64 lab-confirmed cases of the flu across the state, according to the New York State Department of Health. Protect strangers you walk past on campus.
This might not be realistic for everyone, but, as much as you can, try to avoid large crowds during flu season. At least part of the issue was that only 37 percent of American adults got the shot, which was a low rate compared to recent years, he said. I know it wasn't from the shot because outside of the live attenuated nasal spray, all the other vaccines do not contain live virus. I always tell people who say they had a touch of the flu, no you didn't. If you're prone to stress, finding ways to manage its effects - such as incorporating mindfulness meditation into your daily routine, and making sure you're practicing self-care like eating well and sleeping - can help make you more resilient against illnesses like the flu. Some people don't have a fever with influenza and their illness might be mitigated if they got vaccinated.
"The flu vaccine can not cause the flu", she said. Throw them out and wash your hands. You should cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. "Influenza can be the trigger for other complicated health issues".