Children's flu clinic to be held in Bangor Thursday

02 November, 2018, 14:34 | Author: Lillian Steele
  • A child wearing virtual reality glasses receives a flu shot in a handout

Flu season in ME previous year (2017) began early and continued to be widespread as spring approached. An estimated 56,000 people died from the illness in 2012-13. "CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October". August Valenti, an infectious disease specialist, and Maine Medical Center's hospital epidemiologist.

One thing that is debatable, however, is whether or not one should get the influenza vaccine. The vaccine match wasn't exactly where we would like it to be. The Health Department's immunization clinic along with other City-run clinics and hospitals provide no or low-priced flu vaccines to patients and visitors.

What's different about this year's flu vaccine?

Last year, 183 pediatric deaths were reported, according to the CDC. The nasal spray flu vaccine is safe for people between ages 2 and 49 who are not pregnant. They've made improvements in that vaccine so it's more effective in H1N1. Not only is it beneficial for your own health to get the flu shot, but it is beneficial for society as a whole.

Nurses will provide the flu vaccinations for children 6-months to 18 years old. The vaccine can make you feel a little achy and worn out for a day or two, but overall our Hays County community is healthier if we all get vaccinated. If not for themselves, for the people around them.

Despite the hope that this country may duplicate Australia's flu season, Murti said Canadians shouldn't assume there's no point in getting vaccinated. The other one is that people are anxious about autism. Getting the influenza vaccine saves lives. "It's the best protection you can have". You don't want someone in the household who is elderly or immunocompromised getting it, you don't a woman who is pregnant getting it.

The NHS has advised delaying your flu vaccination if you are ill with a fever, until you have fully recovered. That's why I'm so committed.

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The FDA is rolling out a new antiviral drug called Xofluza, which is used to reduce the duration of flu symptoms. There are a lot of reasons why people have that misconception. Flu vaccines help protect against the three to four strains that research suggests will be most prevalent. Some years the vaccine works really well and some years it's not very effective. And boy, oh boy, I was sick.

In a 2011 University of MI study, scientists infected 17 healthy people with the flu virus and found that they all contracted the illness, but only half suffered from the symptoms. I always tell people who say they had a touch of the flu, no you didn't. It is very memorable in most situations for adults. Every batch of the vaccine is tested using strict guidelines for safety and quality. Most infections can be divided into viruses or bacteria.

Should you contact your doctor at the first sign of flu symptoms?

Who is at high risk for the flu?

How can the flu be treated?

The other is the old standby Tamiflu.

"We never know exactly what we're going to get", she said. We might use it in a nursing home outbreak, in a confined area. In some seasons, there are two peaks of influenza outbreak activity; one during the latter part of the year; and, another just before spring. Good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands often throughout the day.

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