Americans Died From the Flu Last Year

Americans Died From the Flu Last Year

Americans Died From the Flu Last Year

Ah, fall-the season of apple picking, pumpkin spice, and.flu shots.

"It's strongly recommended that women get the flu shot", confirms Rachel Urrutia, M.D., assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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

"Don't linger. Run to your health care provider and get vaccinated right away", he said.

A Florida hospital surveyed 700 U.S. parents and found that more than half thought the flu shot caused flu.

According to data released by the health department, four children under the age of 4-years-old were hospitalized, along with seven people between the ages of 18 and 49. Now is the best time to get the shot for protection throughout the entire flu season, which usually peaks in January and can last until May.

A local doctor has advised over 65s they may not get their flu vaccine as early this year, due to supply issues.

John Knighton, medical director, said: 'Thank you to all of our staff who have had their flu vaccinations.

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As a nurse, you know that preventative medical tests and other measures can help fight disease and possibly even save lives.

Fact: The flu vaccine reduces the risk of contracting and spreading the disease by up to 60 percent, according to the CDC.

"The more people who get the vaccine, the more chance that we can avoid an epidemic", Taege said.

"You can be healthy, and you may not get that sick", Gupta said. "You have to have two weeks after you get the shot for it to completely work and be effective". The body produces the specific antibodies needed to fight off the specific viruses that are in the vaccine - making the immune defense stronger.

The spokesperson added: "There will be enough vaccine to ensure that everyone aged over 65 who wishes to be vaccinated, will be vaccinated". Scientists found no loss in the amount of infectious virus at any humidity, which means that expelled aerosols containing flu viruses are stable in the air for at least one hour.

The flu vaccine has dramatic impacts on public health. For the first time in two years, nasal spray vaccines, like the flu mist, is an option.

Other unpublished data suggest that flu viruses, in the presence of mucus, can persist on some surfaces for up to 16 hours with very little loss in infectivity. Hand washing also is important, especially after shaking someone's hands.

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