Sullivan County Health Department encourages getting flu shot early

There had been expectations of a potentially severe season given the high levels of flu-related hospitalisation and death seen during the Northern Hemisphere winter

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October if possible, as it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection.

The Florida Department of Health is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Same-day appointments are available.

Community Hospital East is holding a series of free flu shot clinics this week.

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"Flu vaccines are a great preventative measure that reduces the risk of illness for all Manitobans, but particularly for older adults", said Connie Newman, executive director of the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres.

Known as Flublok, or technically as recombinant influenza vaccine, it's the vaccine that used to be given to people who have egg allergies, said Sherry Johnson, a nurse practitioner with St. Luke's Infectious Disease Associates. If you do catch a flu after being vaccinated, it is likely to be much milder and shorter lived than it would have otherwise been.

Dr. Cicely White, a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente in Spokane, said getting a flu shot can prevent a person from spreading the disease to others, which helps protect vulnerable members of the population, such as very young or elderly Washingtonians.

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Influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 flu season prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, according to data from the CDC. Vomiting and diarrhea are not primary symptoms of influenza.

Amongst the "anti-vaxxer" movement, the reasons for choosing to not get vaccinated range from religious and philosophical to citing a long-disproven report that links vaccines to autism.

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During the 2017/18 flu season, 64 people died from the flu in Alberta.

Due to major pharmacies like Walmart and Walgreens running their own flu shot clinics in recent years, Parker said the number of patients they receive during this clinic has declined.

To protect adults and children alike from the risk of flu and its complications, flu vaccinations are available through the NHS. Which shows why you should consider getting a flu shot. "We support student-led efforts to promote and raise awareness about the importance of the flu". "Getting the flu is not a big deal for some of us, but it is deadly for others". Some evidence has also suggested that it can reduce the likelihood of getting a stroke.

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