Health officials: Time to get your flu shot

Expect a Bad Flu Season

"They are at high risk of complication from influenza, getting severely ill from influenza, being hospitalized, having a longer hospitalization, ending up in [intensive care] or even dying from influenza", Dr. Dawar said.

"What we do know is that the more people who get the vaccine, the fewer people get sick, the milder the flu season is for everyone", said Dr. John Marshall of Maimonides Medical Center. The flu virus in now widespread in Georgia.

Vaccination is said to be the most effective way to prevent the disease, even when circulating viruses may not exactly match the vaccine viruses.

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is still urging people to get their flu shots, despite a medical publication saying it's not very effective this year.

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Skiest said people can avoid numerous complications associated with the virus by getting the shot. Such infections can dramatically increase the risk of heart attack and stroke for months after the illness has cleared.

If you're 65 or older, there are two vaccine options created to boost immune response.

People taking medication for hepatitis C or undergoing interferon therapy should not worry that the flu vaccine will affect their treatment, Lee said, adding that they should get vaccinated as soon as possible for protection against the flu.

Doctors typically look south to get an idea of what's coming. "Even if it's not a ideal match, it's very important, not just for yourself, but also to protect those with whom you may come in contact - including babies too young to get vaccinated and people who have weakened immune systems".

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