Flu shot clinics open in Edmonton after delay

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The campaign to get flu shots begins as early as August, but that may not be the best time to get them because the effectiveness of the vaccine declines over time and by the time the flu season is at its peak, usually during January and February, you may have lost some or all of the immunity. Download the Flu Shot Schedule or for more information, contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045.

Alberta Health Services immunization clinics in the rest of the province opened on October 21.

Flu shots are also available at some pharmacies.

Allison Danks and her two daughters get their flu shots every year.

"It's important to be immunized because it's the single best way to be protected against getting influenza this winter", Sikora said.

"We try to make things as barrier-free as possible", Sikora said.

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"It's really to protect yourself and to protect those around you and for many of us, that's your family. and for health-care workers like myself, it's the people that we care for".

It is important that everyone who is six months of age and older consider getting immunized to protect not only your own health, but the health of your loved ones as well.

Garg: We used the Influenza Hospitalizations Surveillance Network, or FluServ-NET, to look at data from over 40,000 adults who were hospitalized with influenza over 5 seasons, across over 250 acute care hospitals, in 13 states. Then it helps to cover your mouth when you cough, coughing into your bent elbow. Danks says the benefits are worth a few tears, "The flu shot doesn't guarantee that they're not going to get it".

The province purchased 1.6 million doses of the influenza vaccine for the 2019-2020 season at a total cost of $12.5 million. Sikora said the target is to reach 80 per cent. The most common symptoms include sudden onset of: high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, coughing and feeling exhausted.

The study, Influenza Vaccination Reduces Risk of Severe Outcomes among Adults Hospitalized with Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09, FluSurv-NET, 2013-2018, was presented Thursday, October 3, 2019, at IDWeek 2019 in Washington, DC. It's safe and effective. She says as a parent, this is the best way to protect her children.

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