Monday, 19 November, 2018

A terrifying number of Americans died from the flu a year ago

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Melissa Porter | 19 October, 2018, 00:49

When someone gets sick within that time period, they may incorrectly assume that the flu was caused by the shot.

Doctors say the vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization from the flu, and significantly reduces the risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit or even dying from the disease.

According to CBS News, the child, whose identity officials have decided not to reveal to protect the privacy of his family, tested positive for influenza B and died sometime between September 30 and October 6.

"It's a very easy process; we set up everything", he said.

When it comes to the conventional flu shot, the CDC makes no "preferential recommendation" between the vaccine that protects against three flu strains and the vaccine that protects against four flu strains. "Although not ideal, the flu shot is a valuable and life-saving public health tool". Again, it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to kick in, and people often get the vaccination during cold and flu season.

In DuPage County, 167 people were admitted to hospital intensive care units with flu-related complications during the 2017-18 season, which was up almost 100 cases from the previous year. "We see every year, that people succumb to this vaccine preventable illness".

Free flu shots to uninsured adults age 19 and older and to children age 18 and younger with CHIP, Medicaid, Amerigroup, United Healthcare or Sunflower are available at the Division of Health clinic at 2716 W. Central, the release said. But other studies have shown that people frequently express scepticism of vaccines or believe myths surrounding them.

Last year's flu season was the worst since records began in the 1970s, killing 80,000 Americans.

Repeating the message, "It's impossible for the flu vaccine to give you the flu", infectious disease expert Amesh A. Adalja, MD, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

St. Luke's Medical Group said they have enough flu shots, but they're ordering more just in case.

Child's death first of the flu seasonTALLAHASSEE, Fla. "That has indeed impacted delivery for all types of vaccines, but flu mist is one of those and we are certainly seeing those delays".