Free flu jab offered to primary pupils for the first time

"Based on our best estimate at this point, there should be no shortage in terms of starting the flu vaccine on time and continuing over the three to four weeks when most people decide to get the flu shot", he said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older to offer protection from influenza and potentially serious complications. Medicare, TennCare and select other insurance providers can be billed. Some people may be eligible for free or reduced cost vaccine. "Sneezing, coughing and talking produce infectious droplets that eventually contact the mouth, nose and mucous membranes of another person". In this way, the virus moves rapidly through the population. Dr. Box said that because infants under 6 months can't be vaccinated, it's important that anyone in a household where a young baby lives or visits get a flu shot to protect the child. The more people who are vaccinated, the more hard it is for the virus to spread.

The delays may affect the total number of flu shots available throughout the season, the department said, and some advertisements that promote the vaccine are being delayed.

Statistics show that being vaccinated against the flu means particular groups are at a lower risk of influenza-related complications and less likely to be hospitalized because of the illness.

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The exoskeleton, part of a trial by Clinatec and the University of Grenoble, works by recording and decoding brain signals. I forgot what it is to stand, I forgot I was taller than a lot of people in the room", he said.

With 88 deaths in Oklahoma a year ago and almost 3,000 hospitalizations, health officials are urging everyone to not take chances with this contagious virus. During the same period, 116 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported to CDC.

"Flu vaccines are safe and have been given safely to Americans for more than 50 years", Rusch said.

Persons who decide to get the flu vaccination who go on to catch the flu tend to find that their symptoms are less harsh and don't last as long as those who get the flu but haven't been vaccinated.

Prof Van-Tam said: "We do know that flu infections, while sometimes severe, can also be asymptomatic, and staff can spread flu without realising it".

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