Temple Fights Flu Season One Shot at a Time


"People die of the flu every year so please get your vaccination".

Fall has arrived, and so has the annual flu season.

As many as 35 million flu cases are expected this year, starting in October and continuing into May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While this might be a bit longer than previous years, there are very strong grounds for believing it is worth it. Flagstaff, Tuba City, Page and Tonalea had the highest incidence of flu per population.

'It's made of a dead virus.

Influenza is a virus.

"Workers with a medical contraindication to influenza vaccination should provide evidence of same, and may decline vaccination, but may be moved to a low-risk or non-clinical area for the period of the flu season and may be required to wear a mask", it stated. "It means a person's body is reacting to the vaccine", Taege said.

That said, the flu season in Australia, in particular, can give experts an idea of how severe the flu season in the US might be - as the USA tends to echo Australia in both severity and strains.

Officials say getting vaccinated helps healthy individuals protect more vulnerable people around them
Officials say getting vaccinated helps healthy individuals protect more vulnerable people around them

Toddlers are often referred to as "super-spreaders" for tending not to wipe their noses or cover their mouths when sneezing.

About 26 per cent of people in the province received the flu vaccination previous year.

Elderly and children are the two groups most susceptible to the flu with the potential to kill.

This year's vaccine contains two A strains of the H1N1 and H3N2 viruses, and two strains of the B/Victoria and B/Yamagata.

Plus, by getting the vaccine, you also protect your baby as soon as it's born, as the antibodies get passed in vitro (also important since babies themselves can't get the shots), according to the CDC. Officials say the vaccine is now readily available and being vaccinated before the end of October is recommended. People can ask their doctor what type of flu vaccine is right for them.

The seasonal flu jab is offered as a free nasal spray to 2 and 3 year olds. The vaccine has repeatedly reduced the risk of flu-related deaths among children by 50 percent.

Dr McBride said nearly a third of those who could have taken the jab a year ago did not do so.

However, scientists tucked away in Wellington are now a step closer to finding a universal flu vaccine that could last up to five years. EVERYONE! In an effort to reduce the spread of the flu virus, everyone should be vaccinated.

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