And as of this week, overall hospitalizations are now the highest we've seen. Strain B is also much harder to vaccinate as it mutates about two to three times more slowly than strain A. For children, according to Fisher, the flu shot doesn't work on children under 6 months.
If you get influenza, take the medication prescribed by your medical provider completely. There have been no supply shortages reported. Generally, flu season peaks in February or March, however, it could last through May. She sadded that another reason to get the flu shot is that it may be effective in fighting off the symptoms if it's caught early enough. The flu is one of the most contagious infectious diseases, reports the CDC.
Of the deaths reported through late January, seven percent occurred in previously healthy individuals with no reported risk factors for severe illness, according to the state's Department for Public Health.
Influenza can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes require hospitalization. People infected with influenza may have respiratory symptoms without a fever.
Gamble says there are many misconceptions that the flu shot causes the flu, but that is not true either.
Yes. There are drugs your doctor may prescribe for treating the flu called "antivirals". It is also important for family members and people who have regular contact with high-risk individuals to be vaccinated.
Other than washing hands, and avoiding somebody who's sick, she suggests "fist bumping, elbow bumping and try to avoid the handshaking, which we all like to do".
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Russell said it's not unusual for the efficacy of the vaccine to vary year to year.
"If they're sick or not doing well then keep them home, don't push it", said Wallerius".
"This would mean fewer missed class days, fewer missed exercise days, fewer missed socializing days, and more healthcare resources available to tend to other ill or injured students", he said in an email. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Additionally, if a child appears to be improving and suddenly worsens could be showing signs of a secondary bacterial infection. "The biggest mistake we make is not keeping them home until they're better".
The district says the flu vaccine is your best way to protect yourself and people around you from the flu.
The current flu season is at record levels in New York State.
Arkansas Department of Health Director Nate Smith told the Legislature's House and Senate public health committees in a joint meeting Monday that the flu season is likely to last at least 10 more weeks. These numbers are the highest weekly numbers in both categories since reporting began in 2004.