Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Doctors expect better flu vaccine match as sneezing, hacking season begins

Doctors expect better flu vaccine match as sneezing, hacking season begins

"The free flu shot event is a great opportunity to get protection for yourself and the whole family at no cost", said city officials. Remarkably, the rodents were protected against various influenza viruses, including type A and type B influenza which are known to infect humans the most. The severity of each flu season is unpredictable, and children die each year from the flu. Flu and problems from flu are serious and can be avoided.

The 2017-2018 season caused around 1,600 people in Louisiana to die past year, along with sending 15,000 to the hospital.

If these preclinical findings translate into humans, the approach may be a powerful tool to fight flu in vulnerable populations now not covered by traditional vaccination. But if you are going to get it, you should get it now.

Complications include sinus and ear infections, pneumonia, and inflammation of the heart or brain, which can land an infected person in the hospital and in some cases even result in death.

"The high-dose vaccine is being made available for a second consecutive year at no charge to seniors at long-term care facilities, who often are at a higher risk of suffering from complications due to the flu", said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen. He said influenza vaccination is essential for the citizens especially children and elderly people and those having asthma and allergies with advent of winter season every year as the DNA of the virus changes every year.

Drivers like Ruthier Thomas took advantage of the opportunity to get her flu shot here.

Whole Health Pharmacy Partners, a national network of independent pharmacies, has introduced a virtual reality program to provide a distraction while baring one's arm for the dreaded jab.

"[Our approach] could potentially be used as a preventive treatment from year to year and protect against both seasonal flu as well as potential pandemics, such as bird flu", said Ian Wilson, a biochemist from Scripps Research who co-led the project.

IN health officials reported the first flu-related death of the season for the state Friday. Officials say most cases are reported in the Lake Region, in Benson and Ramsey counties.

Haven't received your flu shot yet? "It's the best protection you can have".

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