CDC urges residents to get flu shot now

Grant Boone
September 29, 2018

The season was driven by a kind of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths, particularly among young children and the elderly.

The CDC encourages everyone to get vaccinated, as the agency touts the vaccine as the best way to prevent the flu and the accompanying complications that can arise. "By getting vaccinated against flu and pneumococcal disease, we can all do our part to stay healthy and interrupt the spread of these serious diseases". Under the new methodology, the CDC went back and reclassified the flu seasons from 2003-2016. It's about everyone else around you. Among the 80,000 flu deaths recorded last season were 180 children, of which 80% were found to have not been vaccinated, Adams said. "They are not going to get sick", said Noelle Bissell. "Someone passed the flu along to them".

According to the CDC's estimated for last season, almost half (49.1%) of pregnant women were vaccinated against the flu. This will protect the people around you.

"Even if you get flu after having received the vaccine - the vaccine is not ideal - you have a less severe illness", Schaffner said. In recent years, the annual flu death toll has ranged from 12,000 to 56,000 deaths, the CDC said.

The flu typically kills by triggering other deadly conditions such as pneumonia, stroke and heart attack.

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It's the most detailed picture of the devastating reach of the respiratory virus, which sickened millions of people as overwhelmed hospitals pitched tents to treat patients. "Disability - being unable to care for themselves", he added. While most health insurance plans cover the cost of flu vaccines, costs at pharmacies shouldn't be more than $25 or $35, Haupt said.

CDC officials do not have exact counts of how many people die from flu each year. "Flu can knock down that first domino of progressive decline, progressive disability". "People who have egg allergies can get immunized". So said the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Tuesday in an interview with the Associated Press.

Adjuvanted vaccine and high-dose vaccine for adults aged 65 or more years. Both types are created to help initiate a more robust immune response. This is the case for recombinant influenza vaccines. The most common reason for not getting vaccinated was the perception that the vaccine is not effective.

The vaccine is free and is given as a nasal spray rather than an injection. Like with every year, this year's flu vaccine has changed and been updated to hopefully better protect people against the flu.

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