OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots

The New Zealand flu vaccine covers four of the viruses circulating globally including the Flu A

MARK TAYLOR STUFFThe New Zealand flu vaccine covers four of the viruses circulating globally including the Flu A

During the 2017-2018 flu season, 900,000 people in the U.S. were hospitalized with influenza. If the University wants to protect the health of students during flu season, a program that would be more accessible for students would help achieve this goal. "You should do it for the babies and grandmothers who could get sick and die if they get the flu".

Another flu-related death, that of an older Buncombe County resident, was reported this month by that county's medical director.

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends to wash hands and clean commonly touched surfaces such as door knobs, refrigerator handles, phones and water faucets often.

MU Health Care and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services are mobilizing for the upcoming flu season. Yes, that means getting it every, single year. Why?

"Whenever you have a prevalent flu strain in one season you're going to see that one in your next vaccine". Flu season typically peaks in January and February.

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.

"I definitely think all older people over 65, anyone who has any lung disease, but basically anyone can get it", said Konopacka. An average of 200 thousand people will be hospitalized from the flu every year.

The flu vaccine remains the best defence against flu and will be offered to around 2.5 million people this year, including those with health conditions, people aged 65 and over, pregnant women and children aged two-11.

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Vaccinated people are also less likely to make coworkers and classmates sick. They use a high-pressure jet injector which penetrates the skin. The report details the results of an internet panel survey of health care personnel conducted for the CDC from March 27 to April 17, 2018, similar to surveys conducted since the 2010-2011 flu season.

Of North Carolina's flu victims past year, 290 were age 65 and older, and seven were minors under the age 18.

A high uptake of the influenza vaccine is being credited for a significant decrease in flu cases nationwide but experts warn that Kiwis might not be out of the woods yet.

Vaccinated against influenza prior to the season, diseases, and October this is the best time.

Clark said more effective vaccines could increase vaccination rates.

Tami Binger, BSN, CIC, in an infection preventionist at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. "So it makes sense, if you have inspiration, opportunity and desire, to be vaccinated against influenza", - said Zhigarev.

CDC officials say they don't know how exactly many people pay for shots themselves.

By two weeks after vaccination, the body develops antibodies to protect against the viruses in the vaccine.

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