Get flu shot now for best protection

About 20 people have been hospitalized since August. Each year, we see both types of flu throughout North Idaho.

"But influenza is unpredictable", Herlihy said. I am often asked 'how severe will the season be?' It will be severe and it will always be severe.

Upping the concern, though, is that numerous cases seen so far this year are from the H3N2 strain of the virus. "High academic and social demands can cause stress on your body and make you more susceptible to illness", Barber said.

October marks the beginning of flu season in the United States, and doctors are calling for people to act as early as possible to get vaccinated.

"The flu vaccine that we offer is a quadrivalent vaccine which protects against the four strains that are out there", said Dr. Breeding. Strains of the flu virus are constantly changing, so a new flu vaccine is made each year. "Influenza can generate severe complications, including death, especially for people with underlying medical conditions".

Its all about minor pain - There are many people who scared of the needle which makes them hate injected, this reason is enough to understand why people used to avoid getting their flu shot. Flu vaccines are also available at pharmacies.

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"Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from catching flu and my advice for anyone eligible for the free flu vaccination is to get it now before flu starts to circulate across Cheshire and Merseyside".

"Influenza usually hits this province in the winter months starting in December". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months of age and older receive the vaccine each each. Two children were among the 87 deaths caused by influenza during the 2016-17 flu season. The country of Australia is experiencing the worst flu epidemic in 50 years.

The HSE provides the flu and pneumococcal vaccine free of charge for all those in the at-risk groups.

It will increase the number of trainees starting emergency medicine next year and central investment to develop the role of the advanced clinical practitioner workforce in A&E.

It's flu season in Oklahoma. Pneumococcal vaccine is not required every year - most people only need to get it once, so those at risk should check with their General Practitioner.

"The time is now to get your influenza vaccine", she said.

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