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Vaccinate your child against flu

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Delores Daniels | 15 September, 2018, 06:33

The new vaccine comes as records show there were at least 425 admissions to hospital intensive care units across the North West due to influenza last flu season (2017/18), compared to 104 admissions the previous season (2016/17).

The vaccines this year cover H1N1, H3N2 and two types of Influenza B. Last year in Allegheny County, we had more than 12,000 reported cases of flu, almost 800 hospitalizations and 31 deaths. She urged people to get their flu shots by Halloween so the vaccine has time to build their body's immunity.

Pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems should consult their doctors before receiving any type of vaccine. Older adults are also more likely to suffer complications from flu.

This year's flu vaccine does not include the strain responsible for the most hospitals stays last season.

Although flu shots may not always be effective in counteracting the strain of influenza spreading in a community, the vaccine can still be helpful, Huang said. "So some might worry that if [they] got vaccinated very early and flu didn't show up until very late, it might not work as well", he told NPR.

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"Most people who are ill with the flu can take care of themselves at home", Cody said. It is the single best way to protect against a potentially very serious illness.

As well as getting the vaccine, practising good hand hygiene by catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue, throwing it away and washing your hands after can help limit its spread - catch it, bin it, kill it.

"This is why we're scaling up the programme this year by giving additional protection to all eligible adults and offering it to more children".

"We encourage everyone who is eligible to get the flu vaccine from their general practice or pharmacy before the end of November".

Meanwhile, the childhood vaccination programme will be expanded so children from age two up to Year 5 in primary school are offered a flu nasal spray.

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It was expected to begin pushing its way westward across SC later in the day, in a watery siege that could go on all weekend. Hurricane Florence hit Wilmington as a category 1 storm causing widespread damage and flooding along the Carolina coastline.

Children tend to be "super spreaders" of flu, so protecting them is crucial for protecting the rest of the population.

Flu season typically peaks in the US between December and February, the CDC said, and can last as late as May.

"Even during years when the vaccine isn't the best match for what's circulating, it's still really important to get the flu vaccine because it actually decreases the severity in people who do still get infected", Huang said.

An enhanced flu jab for elderly of us will keep hundred of lives this chilly climate, per Public Neatly being England. "We know this year that staff will continue to do a fantastic job to "Help us Help You" and minimise the spread of flu and help those who are most vulnerable to the virus".

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