Flu Vaccines Recommended Ahead Of Flu Season: Is It Time To Vaccinate?

A patient receives a seasonal flu shot at a health clinic in Elmsdale

A patient receives a seasonal flu shot at a health clinic in Elmsdale

Sure, it may still feel like summer. Once you get the flu vaccine, it can take two weeks for the antibodies to develop in your body.

The story went on to state that 80 percent did not get a vaccine.

The shots at the drive-thru were convenient but not necessarily free. Women (41%) were more likely than men (37%) to say they haven't gotten the shot and aren't planning to do so.

Fact #9 - It's true that getting the vaccine does help, and significantly lowers your risk of getting the flu, there are other measures that can be taken to reduce your risk even further.

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Jill Baber is influenza surveillance coordinator with the health department.

In the wake of last year's particularly severe flu season, health officials are stressing the importance of getting a flu shot in the hope that the 2018-2019 flu season won't be as deadly.

The vaccine has also been adjusted for the approaching flu season in hopes of targeting the strains that will likely circulate this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of those, 38.9 per cent of children in that age group were immunized past year and 16.4 per cent of pregnant women got the vaccine. Anyone who is pregnant, an older individual. This year's flu shots will protect against influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2) and one type of influenza B (Victoria). This costs an estimated $10.4 billion a year in direct medical expenses and an additional $16.3 billion in lost earnings annually, according to the CDC.

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There were record-breaking hospitalizations for the flu in metro Atlanta last flu season - more than 3,000 hospitalizations. One year earlier, there was half that number of hospitalizations in metro Atlanta and a total of nine flu-related deaths in the state. Public health officials say flu viruses are constantly changing, with Georgia Department of Public Health spokesperson Nancy Nydam saying, "the only predictable thing about the flu is that it is unpredictable". Especially important given the complications from flu that older adults are susceptible to. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

"While we can never fully predict how the virus will affect the population each year, the best protection we have against it is the flu vaccine".

The CDC notes that ILI activity started to rise in November, and hit its peak in January and February. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a spokeswoman for the AAP and a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital, says that the organization is still not taking chances and all children must still get the shots with spray kept in reserve for special cases only.

The CDC notes that 180 children died from the flu during last year's flu season; approximately 4 out of five of those children weren't vaccinated.

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