Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year

Record numbers of Kiwis had opted for a flu shot this year with more than 1.29 million doses having been distributed by early July

Flu is unpleasant whoever you are.

"I would argue that you probably saved more people in a busy [flu] season", Wolfe said. The largest initiative Boynton Health will handle during the upcoming months is setting up mass flu clinics.

"Flu tends to circulate between September and March".

The entire flu season is long and can last half the year.

Among the general population, flu vaccination rates for all ages groups during the 2017-2018 season remained below 40% in the United States.

No pain was experienced when being vaccinated with the flu shot, Dougherty-Wise said.

Given that more than twice as many people died from the flu than from vehicle accidents previous year, it makes sense to improve your odds.

When to get vaccinated The CDC urges people to get their flu shots by the end of October. We can best protect the people of Scotland by encouraging everyone eligible to get vaccinated early.

Medicago Inc., a biotechnology company, owns the first plant-based seasonal flu vaccine to reach late-stage clinical trials.

According to statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80,000 Americans died past year from the influenza and its complications. The estimates were released in an attempt to get more Americans vaccinated; less than half of America got vaccinated two flu seasons ago.

The flu vaccine remains the best defence against flu and will be offered to around 2.5 million people this year, including those with health conditions, people aged 65 and over, pregnant women and children aged two-11. During last winter's flu season, vaccines barely worked at all in keeping seniors out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness.

"Because they probably don't need it", Johnson said.

This year, the CDC said the vaccine has updated the flu vaccines to better match circulating viruses. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Even though many believe that the flu vaccine is often ineffective and can, it is still the against the virus.

"It's biologically impossible", he added.

Flu vaccines help your body create weapons, called antibodies, that help fight the virus when you're exposed to it.

Review the excused absence policy for the University, and keep in mind that illness-related absences can not be penalized. Mostly commonly recommended is covering the mouth when sneezing and frequently washing the hands.

"It's a fairly tough little bug", Golden said.

"I don't think there's enough information to say that for sure", Prabhu said.

It also might be a good idea to press pause on some party games for a few months, he said.

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