They’re hoping to avoid a repeat of last flu season, when 391 people in North Carolina died, the most flu deaths since the state started tracking them in 2009. “Reported coverage was consistently higher among health care personnel working in hospital settings than among those working in other settings; health care personnel working in hospital settings were also the most likely to report workplace vaccination requirements”.
While the low number of recorded cases was heartening, ESR had chosen to extend its surveillance for the rest of October with the flu season spiking later than usual. She also suggested families get immunized together.
In addition to seasonal flu vaccinations, the Sioux Falls School District is asking parents/guardians to remind their children about basic prevention effort by practicing proper hygiene.
Last season the state of CT experienced more than 100 flu related deaths, and over 2,000 patients were hospitalized with confirmed cases of flu. Even if you had your jab last year, you will need to have one again, because flu changes every year.
It is a good idea to get a flu vaccine because it “prevent (s) you from getting the flu during the flu season”, Burgos added. The province’s immunization rate of 29 per cent for the 2017-2018 flu season was up slightly from 27 per cent the year previous. Typically, the peak months are November to February. People at higher risk for flu-related complications include children less than 5, adults over the age of 65, people with compromised immune systems, pregnant women and people who have existing medical conditions, such as asthma and obesity.
Still, there are some people who should not be vaccinated without first consulting their doctor. It is important to stress that the flu vaccine offered to those aged 65-74 this winter still provides protection. But because that’s not recommended by the CDC, it might not be covered by insurance.
Each flu vaccine available protects you against three strains of the virus or protects against four. Moreover, the flu season specifically in Virginia of the season on a national scale.
Of North Carolina’s flu victims a year ago, 290 were age 65 and older, and seven were minors under the age 18.
Colin Cox, Cumbria County Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “I strongly encourage everyone in vulnerable groups to get the flu vaccine as we head into winter”.
According to CDC officials, while the last flu season was one of the deadliest in the history, vaccinations helped to cut risks for over 40 percent. With about 10,000 of those being students, one-fifth of the student population received a flu shot from Boynton past year. “So it makes sense, if you have the inspiration, ability and desire to be vaccinated against influenza”, – said the doctors. Studies have shown that it will help prevent you from getting the flu, though it is not a 100 per cent guarantee. “Those who don’t wash their hands often with soap and water, touch their eyes, nose and mouth, and don’t clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs are more susceptible to the flu”, Dr. Moore says.