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

Record numbers of Kiwis had opted for a flu shot this year with more than 1.29 million doses having been distributed by early July

During the 2017-2018 flu season, almost 20,000 people received flu shots from Boynton. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

It is a good idea to get a flu vaccine because it "prevent (s) you from getting the flu during the flu season", Burgos added. That count represents about 60 percent of children and 40 percent of adults.

While that hadn't eventuated here, ESR intelligence group leader Dr Lisa Oakley said many people infected with the flu might not have sought care or have even shown symptoms, meaning the figures were conservative. Protect yourself and those you love this season by getting by getting your flu shot soon. 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. Without it, you will have to pay between $20 to $70 dollars.

"You should get a flu vaccine before flu begins spreading in your community", Kelly Parrish, RN, director of nursing with the Sampson County Health Department, said.

As for Samuels, he said he plans to get a flu shot every year from here on out. This is the highest death toll from the flu in the last four decades.

The nasal mist flu vaccine will not be available.

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"The vaccine is safe, effective, and remains the best protection against the flu virus". That's especially true when it comes to protecting the elderly. And not only can smoking cigarettes increase your risk of getting the flu, but it can also make flu symptoms worse, according to research out of Yale University. The others protect against three. SHS employees will also offer students flu shots at "Pancakes with Pat" events.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women.

IH: "It is important to get a flu shot yearly because influenza viruses change from year to year".

"The World Health Organization does a great job of predicting what influenza viruses will be most widespread during a given flu season", says Webster. In such cases it is impossible to be vaccinated.

Concerns about fading effectiveness are "definitely something to consider, but it's not something at this point that we really know how to balance out with other issues, " said Dr. Lisa Grohskopf, a medical officer in the CDC's Influenza Division.

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