5 ways to prepare for the upcoming flu season

Public Health Solutions offers tips on flu vaccines

Public Health Solutions offers tips on flu vaccines

In the wake of last year's particularly severe flu season, health officials are stressing the importance of getting a flu shot in the hope that the 2018-2019 flu season won't be as deadly.

The U.S. flu season is fast approaching, and people who are sick should protect themselves and others.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also has a pretty handy vaccine finder tool that brings up locations near you where you can get a flu shot, among other vaccinations.

Vaccines to fight the flu can also protect women during and after pregnancy and protect a baby after delivery, the CDC said. The CDC recommends that everyone should get the flu vaccine each year.

Example: 1 year your child gets 2 flu shots, from then on he/she only needs one flu shot per year. His mother had first and indispensable belief he had a cool.As well to, the duration of cases at or above the nationwide baseline became 19 weeks, "making the 2017-2018 season one in all the longest in most modern years", the CDC stated.According to the CDC, flu viruses are most no longer recent at some stage within the descend and chilly weather months. For anyone who is concerned about this remember that flu does not generally circulate until well into the winter (the "flu season" officially starts in December) so waiting until October for your flu vaccination does not put you at increased risk.

Of the 180 children who died in the past year, 80 percent had not been vaccinated during the season, the CDC said.

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"Part of the reason why the flu shot is never 100 percent effective is because the flu virus is tricky and undergoes antigenic drifts (or genetic changes) all the time, forcing us to try to keep pace with these changes with annual vaccine updates".

Jones notes that children, seniors and people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable and should get a shot. "Normally the peak season of the flu will start in October, or around the end of October, so it's very important to get the flu shot".

About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection. Unfortunately, if anyone else turns up we will not be able to give a vaccine as we won't have had our quadrivalent delivery by then. The World Health Organization typically gauges flu activity to make predictions, according to Dr.

Cell-grown flu vaccine will be quadrivalent. Four out of five of those youngsters did not get the vaccine.

Howard said it does help to get the flu shot as early as possible before any flu cases are recorded in Kentucky.

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