"You should get a flu vaccine before flu begins spreading in your community", Kelly Parrish, RN, director of nursing with the Sampson County Health Department, said.
The flu season can last up until spring and if you've ever had the flu you wouldn't want to get again.
And it's the start of the season for everyone- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages pretty much anyone older than 6 months to get a shot.
You must be logged in to view this content. During last winter's flu season, vaccines barely worked at all in keeping seniors out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness.
During the 2017/18 flu season, 64 people died from the flu in Alberta.
Flu rates have been "unseasonably low" in New Zealand this year but experts are warning that Kiwis aren't out of the woods just yet.
Vaccination before December is best since this timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest. A flu shot is not ideal, but all Americans should consider taking it to prevent any health problems. In fact, numerous rumored side effects you've probably heard about the flu vaccine - like that the shot can cause the flu - are actually not true at all.
Webb-Collins recommends paying the health unit a visit to discuss flu concerns with nurses who are available on a walk-in basis for anyone who may be skeptical.
However, getting vaccinated even later can be protective, as long as flu viruses are circulating. Which shows why you should consider getting a flu shot. Some people are unable to receive a flu vaccine, and having those around them vaccinated helps protect them from influenza. For instance, 2017, Seqirus's FLAUD, first and only adjuvant-based trivalent influenza vaccine, received MHRA approval against influenza virus in older aged people (adults aged 65 and above). "It's hard to compare vaccines, because every year the flu changes". And people who may have an allergy to the vaccine. "A person could get sick from a virus strain that was not included in the vaccine but even then, influenza vaccine may provide partial protection and limit the illness and symptoms that you experience". For the 2018-2019 flu season, health officials remind health care workers that getting vaccinated from the flu can reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality among health care workers, reduce work absences, help protect patients. Wilson had pushed for the laws to silence critics of his administration and its plans to enter World War I. But as John M. Barry writes in "The Great Influenza", the laws also were used to keep information about the flu from scaring the public.