Health officials encouraging residents to get flu vaccine

Get Ready, Medical Folks Say Another 'Bad' Flu Season Coming

A CDC study in 2017 showed that vaccination reduced flu deaths among children with high-risk medical conditions by half and among healthy children by about two-thirds.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people 6 months of age and older get immunized against flu.

Prior to last flu season - which ran from October 1, 2017 - May 19, 2018 - the CDC estimated that an average of 12,000 to 65,000 people die from the flu per year and between 250,000 and 700,000 people end up in the hospital.

Though the toll was highest among seniors, the dead included 180 children, "and a majority of them were unvaccinated", Adams says. Last year, for example, it provided 90% protection against one of the strains of flu. The vaccine is your best and only protection to prevent getting the flu, or if you do contract it, you'll get a milder case.

Health officials note that the numbers underscore how severe the flu can be and that vaccination is the best tool available to fight it.

"That's huge", Dr, William Schaffer, a vaccine expert at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, told the AP. So it's critically important that we impress upon folks that it is not just for them. Lingering inflammation, for instance, can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke two to four weeks after recovery from flu, he said.

The CDC estimates at least 80,000 Americans died of flu-related complications last winter, exceeding the 56,000 deaths that occurred during the 2012-2013 flu season. "If you've seen one flu season, you've seen one flu season".

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H3N2 is also the most common strain of the flu, being responsible for an estimated 80 percent of flu cases. Therefore, getting a flu shot it is socially responsible, as it protects you and others around you, creating "community immunity", according to Dr. Schaffner.

It's virtually impossible to predict the coming flu season.

Too many people, especially the young, think the vaccine can give them the flu.

You may ask who should get vaccinated, and the answer is EVERYONE who is of age to get the vaccine, as long as it is not contraindicated for you as stated by your physician/medical provider. Therefore, ADH strongly recommends that people in these groups get a flu vaccine.

80% of those children were not vaccinated. "I know people get squeamish about needles". Only the 2009 swine flu pandemic, which killed 358 children, was worse since health authorities began tracking child deaths from flu 14 years ago.

The historic 2017-2018 flu season was a deadly epidemic in the United States.

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