Arizona Flu Season Starts: Get Your Shot, Experts Advise

Grant Boone
November 10, 2018

Darrell Gale, East Sussex Director of Public Health, said: "Flu is a very unpleasant illness and vaccination is particularly important for people at increased risk of the effects of the disease".

Health professionals urge people to get vaccinated.

The flu vaccine is recommended for Delawareans 6 months of age and older.

"I think that parents should be aware that the flu shot is very mild in general, that it only takes a few seconds, and that usually there is very little reaction to it", Dr. Bhargava says.

They are the first deaths recorded since the flu season officially began on September 1. These people should get vaccinated because they are at higher risk of having serious flu-related complications. The cost is $10.00 per shot for adults and children.

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One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. Thousands more Oklahomans were hospitalized with the virus.

"Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than any other age group". Simply taking two doses of the now available vaccine will not be protective.Finally, organ transplant recipients may benefit from booster doses, studies have shown. By protecting yourself against influenza, you are also protecting your family, your household, your workplace and ultimately your community.

"I think some parents feel like that's an easier way to get the flu vaccine", Dr. Bhargava says. If you have questions about which flu vaccine is right for you, talk to your healthcare provider. That's the eventual goal of researchers at the University of Iowa who are working with the National Institutes of Health to develop what they call a "universal" flu shot.

Along with receiving the flu shot, Ott says it is important to: wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your nose, ears and mouth with unclean hands, cough into a tissue or your sleeve, keep frequently touched common surfaces clean, avoid hand shakes and try not to use other people's phones, computers or work tools.

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