Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot

Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot

"We recommend that all residents, who have not yet received a flu shot, do so now either through their physician, a local pharmacy or at a clinic". Who is at the highest risk for having complications from it?

Interior Health is recommending everyone get a flu shot, wash your hand often and stay home if you are showing signs of illness.

The backfire-effect occurs when efforts to provide people with information which challenges their prior beliefs can actually make them more resistant to taking action based on that information.

About half the people in the 18- to-44 age group also haven't gotten a flu shot, noted Webby, who believes that "it's probably an uphill battle" trying to increase these vaccination rates.

In 2008, New Jersey's Public Health Council issued a compulsory flu vaccination for all children before entering preschools and daycare centers.

"Influenza is not just a bad cold", said Pruitt.

Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel is an important measure of a hospital's health care quality, according to CDPH.

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The person who died was from the southern part of the state and had underlying health conditions.

There is still time to get a flu vaccination, even if people have already had the flu, Wittman said. Today, the flu vaccine is in plentiful supply in America, with millions of doses produced each year.

Therefore, even when "myth-busting" works, the effects might not last a very long time.

"That's the strain that's a little bit better match to our vaccine", he said.

The percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) is 2.2%, the same as the national baseline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) FluView report for the week ending Dec 1. However, any patients with a history of an egg allergy or a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, should speak with their health care provider about options for flu vaccination.

No pediatric deaths attributed to flu were reported to CDC this week, which means the 2018-19 season total remains at five. And do it with confidence - the vaccine is safe, you can't get flu from the vaccine. Although children are the ones receiving the vaccinations, they themselves do not know what is being injected into their bodies, nor do they know what the vaccination can prevent or protect them from. The child was not vaccinated for the current flu season. They have a wealth of resources for nurses and patients on their website.

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