The vaccine's effectiveness depends on multiple factors - including the amount of time between vaccination and exposure to the disease, your age and health status - yet studies show that the flu vaccination benefits public health, especially when the vaccine is well matched to that year's circulating viruses.
"All the staff here have been recommended to have the flu jab because it's important to protect the people we work with".
Last flu season, DPHHS recorded over 10,000 cases, 979 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths related to influenza.
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However, 16 people over the age of 50-years-old have been hospitalized. Getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout flu season, even into January or later. "Would you get that vaccine?" . There are rumors that if you get it now it won't be effective in March or April. Well, it's safe to say that if you don't take preventative action, you just might!
There are 2.5 million flu cases across the USA every year that result in hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths. There also will be community clinics in Greenville and at all of its regional hospitals.
Even though handwashing and avoiding sick people are good habits, it is not enough to prevent the flu. He added that frequently washing your hands is crucial as well.
A 20 percent efficacy means that among those who've been vaccinated, 20 percent fewer will get the flu compared to those who are unvaccinated.
These are the steps he practices.
The best - though not fool-proof - way to get an idea of what kind of flu season we're going to have in Canada is to look to Australia, according to health experts. "He died rapidly, only 2 days after showing general flu symptoms". "Their immune system is less strong, and the airways involved in breathing are more swollen, so this can make the flu more serious", she says.
"The nasal spray contains a live virus", says Urrutia.
Other people may feel bad because the vaccine activates the body's production of interferon, a protein the body produces that inhibits the ability of viruses to replicate.
Getting it every year will keep you better protected, as well as help keep the populations most vulnerable to the flu - children and the elderly - safe through herd immunity.
"Within a couple of hours you sort of have this feeling of dread that comes over you", Ramsey said.