Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine

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Experts explain that this isn't the case as the vaccine is made up of inert parts of the virus.

'Some of our most vulnerable people are living in care homes and more must be done to protect them.

"With the regular flu shot- which most of us are familiar with- it's not a live virus sort of situation".

On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that seven patients have been hospitalized with the flu within the last week.

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the 2018-19 season vaccine has been revised to better match circulating viruses: the B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A (H3N2) component was updated.

While there are many misconceptions about the flu vaccine, "the most common one we hear is that it gives people the flu", Lin said.

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"There's pretty good evidence that the flu vaccine does not cause autism", said Dr. Thomas Huffer, Pediatrician, HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital.

How severe will this year's flu season be?

The flu season in Australia this year was relatively mild, health experts said.

Even in a normal season, Health Canada says influenza-related complications can land about 12,000 Canadians in hospital and kill 3,500.

Health Canada has approved the use of the flu vaccine nasal spray for children or adults who can't, or don't want to, receive the shot. So protecting them doesn't need to come with a painful jab.

Some people can develop flu-like symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic, due to a reaction caused by your body producing protective antibodies; having been already exposed to the virus-it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to be effective; or from mismatched flu viruses-the annual shot may not contain the strain of flu virus you have been exposed to. If people experience flu-like symptoms after getting the shot, it's possible that the shot didn't work, or that you didn't get the shot early enough.

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