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Arizona Flu Season Starts: Get Your Shot, Experts Advise

Arizona Flu Season Starts: Get Your Shot, Experts Advise”

Health Department spokesman Tony Sellars says 291 people died due to the flu during Oklahoma's previous flu season, the most since the agency began tracking flu deaths in 2009.

During the 2017-2018 flu season, DE recorded 9,041 flu cases, (including the above) the highest number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases since record keeping began in 2005, and 35 flu-related deaths. You can track of how much flu is in the community by visiting here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that most Americans 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccine. Unfortunately, the benefit does not seem to extend to other groups who may have compromised immunity, such as those with inflammatory bowel disease, leukemia, H.I.V., or kidney failure.While men and women 65 and older are also at high-risk from complications of flu, boosting does not seem to provide benefits in this age group.

"Influenza can influence cardiovascular events especially in high-risk individuals, so we should not be complacent about vaccination", said Dr. Scott Solomon, the study's senior author and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

However, the nasal flu vaccine, FluMist, is made from weakened but live virus cells and may cause flu-like symptoms.

"I usually do the flu shot", Dr. Bhargava says. They hadn't received a flu vaccination, according to the state's department of health.

One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu.

The following news release was issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit regarding flu vaccines. There are more flu shot clinics planned in the spring semester.

It's not worth experiencing, if you can prevent it with the flu shot. Washing your hands frequently, containing your coughs and sneezes when in public and avoiding crowds during flu peak season are all good suggestions.

Last season's flu vaccine turned out to be only 40 percent effective.



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