Previous year uptake of the flu vaccination in Nottinghamshire was similar to the national average.
Flu shots are recommended for seniors, people with underlying chronic health conditions, children under five, and pregnant women.
Talk to your healthcare professional if you have questions about vaccines and what flu vaccine is right for you, Hogan said.
First, college students are more susceptible to the flu and other illnesses than other populations. A person infected with the influenza virus may exhibit some or all of the symptoms. So far this season, a Texas boy died from flu complications.
Flu season is here and health officials say the best time to get your shot is now.
Keep in mind, however, that some people might still get a low-grade fever (below 100) and feel slightly exhausted or achey even after the shot, says Urrutia, and that's normal.
"College students live closely together in dorms and other living situations, so [they] are more prone to catching viruses from each other", Elizabethtown College Health Liaison Eileen Wagener said.
"There's pretty good evidence that the flu vaccine does not cause autism", said Dr. Thomas Huffer, Pediatrician, HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital. During this time, your body is developing antibodies to protect you against the virus.
The vaccine takes about two weeks to protect you from getting the flu.
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A 20 percent efficacy means that among those who've been vaccinated, 20 percent fewer will get the flu compared to those who are unvaccinated.
The seasonal flu jab is offered as a free nasal spray to 2 and 3 year olds.
The flu vaccine helps to prevent the flu or the severity of the illness if contracted.
"We know that the flu vaccine is not wonderful".
Taege pointed out the flu can be much more risky than a simple cold.
One local pharmacist we asked about vaccine stocks declined to comment, but referred us to HS Forth Valley Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dr Henry Prempeh.
While there are many misconceptions about the flu vaccine, "the most common one we hear is that it gives people the flu", Lin said. "Many of those deaths are due to secondary bacterial infections that can come once you get the flu", Cherry said.
Most insurance plans including MediCal and Medicare cover free vaccinations from your health care provider. He added that frequently washing your hands is crucial as well.