Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

"Don’t get flu, get immunised" Global Positioning System urge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the flu results in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses each year in the United States, so the SHS is working hard to make flu shots more easily available and widely publicized to students.

Meanwhile, the nasal vaccine should not be given to children, pregnant women, elderly after 50 years old, and asthma patients.

These groups are at particular risk from flu and vaccination is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus. In a new report published on October 2 in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, investigators say that while that rate remained significantly higher among health care workers, it continues to fall below target.

Children as young as six months are encouraged to get the flu shot, and it is recommended for most adults who do not have egg allergies or have had bad reactions to flu shots in the past.

Dr. Esper says sometimes parents are leery of the flu shot because they think it'll give their child the flu, but he says that simply isn't true.

Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications if you have an underlying health condition such as COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease or a chronic neurological disease like multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy.

This season many health officials will be using the Flublok vaccine, which we're told is stronger than traditional vaccines and covers multiple flu strains. "It just has dead virus and pieces and parts of that virus [and] it helps your immune system understand what to look for when it's being attacked by flu".

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Nationally, flu deaths also broke records, claiming more than 80,000 lives.

When to get vaccinated The CDC urges people to get their flu shots by the end of October.

One reason so many died is because the vaccines did not match the dominant flu strain and were only 40 percent effective.

The flu mist is only available for non-pregnant individuals ages 2-49.

When Should You Get a Flu Shot? The best way to protect yourself is with the flu vaccine.

While the flu season doesn't typically peak until January, individual cases began surfacing last month. Even if the flu vaccine does not fully protect against the flu, it may reduce the severity of symptoms and the risk of complications. Lifestyle habits can all play a role in your immune system, so if you want to avoid getting sick this season, you'll want to pay attention to you what's going on in your body.

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