Squeamish About Shots? Some Advice for Flu Vaccination Season


Flu season is here and that means health authorities are launching their annual campaign to ensure as many people get their flu shot as possible.

IPSWICH children are now eligible for a free flu vaccine. Last flu season, there were 17 facility-related flu outbreaks identified. Fifteen Delaware residents died from the flu during the 2016- 2017 flu season.

The researchers found that flu vaccination rates did not change following the discontinued recommendation of the nasal spray vaccine.

On October 24, the New Mexico Department of Health reported the state's first flu death of the season, involving an 82-year-old man from Bernalillo County who had recently been hospitalized.

Ipswich MP Jennifer Howard said the decision to offer the vaccine for free was made after this year's spike in flu cases in which 500 children were admitted to hospital with the flu. Last year, the first report of hospitalized flu patients did not start until October 24 and peaked in mid-March. Scientists at the University of Arizona have shown evidence that your phone carries 10 times as much bacteria than the average toilet seat. The idea that people in poor health shouldn't get them is related to the myth that the vaccines make you sick with flu.

Taking a shot in the arm could do a lot to protect yourself from this year's flu, says a Stettler pharmacist.

Anyone who feels like they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting, are encouraged to contact their doctor's office or seek medical attention. It's recommended that you wash often with soap and water.

To avoid the spread of these germs, Dr. Brahmbhatt added that cleaning your phone daily with a cloth and anti-viral cleanser will help keep you healthy on and off of the toilet. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

"The Southern Hemisphere had particularly high influenza activity due to H3N2 virus during their most recent season".



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