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More flu deaths reported in Douglas County over 65-years-old

More flu deaths reported in Douglas County over 65-years-old”

Fauci said even though the match for B/Victoria isn't great, a flu shot can still save your child's life.

Although it doesn't appear to be the best match for Influenza B/Victoria, Dr. Fauci said the vaccine is "a really good match" for the strain called H1N1.

It should be noted the flu strains circulating to date are incorporated in the vaccine that's been administered here in Quebec, and it's not too late to get the vaccine.

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday the first flu-related death in SLO County this flu season.

Influenza activity is widespread in San Luis Obispo County and in every county across the state, health officials say.

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The clinical institution says they've been receiving a high quantity of flu sufferers in precisely the final two weeks.

It happens. After all, no one says the flu vaccine is flawless.

You can view a weekly flu report from this season from the ADH by following this link. In general, the vaccine is usually 40 to 60% effective, slashing your odds of getting the flu in half if you received the vaccine.

The NBRHC urges members of the community to get the flu shot, clean hands often and to stay at home when experiencing any signs of flu-like symptoms. Residents should get the flu vaccine to protect against illness and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. While we're in the heart of flu time right now-things peak between December and February-the illnesses can stick around until May.

"Vaccinations are suggested for everyone 6 months of age and older, and are severely considerable for infants, young teens, pregnant females, adults over 50 and these with chronic clinical conditions".



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