Will the upcoming flu season be as deadly as past year?

Will the upcoming flu season be as deadly as past year?

Getting it every year will keep you better protected, as well as help keep the populations most vulnerable to the flu - children and the elderly - safe through herd immunity.

In New Zealand, 400 people die each year from influenza or complications relating to it.

Last year in Northern Ireland, we saw one of the worst flu seasons in the last 10 years.

"The nasal spray contains a live virus", says Urrutia.

However, all hope is not lost for college students.

Other unpublished data suggest that flu viruses, in the presence of mucus, can persist on some surfaces for up to 16 hours with very little loss in infectivity.

Shahab said more and more pharmacies have been offering the flu vaccine every year, with 340 offering it out of 380 in the province.

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"You cannot get flu from the flu vaccine", Dr. William Schaffner, the medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases told CBS, responding to an Orlando Health survey that found 53% of respondents believed flu vaccines can cause children to get sick with flu. Experts explain that this isn't the case as the vaccine is made up of inert parts of the virus. The local hospitals and Global Positioning System work very hard over the winter months to deal with the expected increase in people with viral illnesses including the flu.

Arkansas health officials say the state has recorded its first flu death of the season. Dr. Manning works in the Temple's Infectious Diseases Department, "Now is the flawless time to get your flu shot", she says.

The second new flu vaccine is being offered to those in high risk groups, and healthcare workers.

Getting vaccinated not only benefits you; it benefits everyone.

The CDC is in its second week of its reporting on the 2018-2019 flu season, and the latest report covers activity for the week ending Oct 13.

Getting the flu jab could be a matter of life and death. Another important way to prevent the flu is washing your hands frequently to prevent the spread of germs. The cost will be $27, and student charge will be accepted. The composition of the flu vaccine is reviewed and updated yearly to better match circulating viruses.

One local pharmacist we asked about vaccine stocks declined to comment, but referred us to HS Forth Valley Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dr Henry Prempeh. Wagener has daily appointments available. It is important to remember that the influenza vaccine takes about two weeks to provide protection against the flu.

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