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.
"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.
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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National Guard soldiers from the state, North Carolina and Virginia are mobilizing to prepare for hurricane recovery efforts. Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did.
Given its expected slow speed once it rolls ashore, they warned the heavy rain and storm could spread across a wide area. Isaac was a hurricane Sunday night but downgraded when maximum sustained winds fell below 74 miles per hour .
But forecasters said its extreme size meant it could batter the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. The area is contending with rising floodwaters as Hurricane Florence brings storm surge and rain into the low-lying town.
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Hurricane Florence brought a storm surge of some 3 meters (10 feet) as it began battering the U.S. east coast early on Friday. Parts of North Carolina could see enough torrential rain to qualify as a thousand-year flood, said North Carolina Gov.
More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire. By 3 p.m., more than 15.5 inches had accumulated in Moorehead City, the National Hurricane Center reported.
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Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall
Hours earlier, streets along the coast had been transformed into raging streams, and massive waves surged along the Outer Banks. Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington , and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City.
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After its initial impact, Byard said the most serious concern will be massive rainfalls that would produce unsafe inland flooding. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave.
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Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes. As the East Coast prepares to take on Hurricane Florence , the massive storm appears to be flexing its muscles in the Atlantic.