Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Hey, here's a free flu vaccination clinic in Virginia Beach

Hey, here's a free flu vaccination clinic in Virginia Beach

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show how much of an outlier it was: Previously, seasonal outbreaks since 2010, had killed between 12,000 and 56,000 and caused between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations.

In addition to the vaccine, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze is another technique for warding off the flu. "So the vaccine will offer protection only for a year", Dr. Williams-Rodriguez explained.

Experts agree that the 2017-2018 vaccine was not a "good match" - but that doesn't mean that the vaccine was completely ineffective! Contact your GP surgery for the free flu vaccine.

Patricia Moses, a mother-of-three from London, decided that her son, when he was two years old, should have the flu nasal spray vaccine.

The Teton County Health Department can bill Medicare and other insurances for the cost of either type of flu shot. "This death serves as an unfortunate reminder of the importance of getting a flu shot". "Nursing teams in schools right across the county are also busy administering the flu vaccine to school pupils, and I hope that as many eligible children as possible take up the vaccine".

Within the population, a vaccine's effectiveness varies widely because it is affected by the general health and age of the recipient.

McKinstry is examining how the immune system responds. If you are ill, stay home.

McKinstry and fellow immunologists are studying a group of white blood cells called T-cells.

"People owe it to themselves to get a flu jab before winter, to protect their own health, but also to protect the health of their family, work colleagues and friends from the debilitating effects of the flu".

We are rapidly approaching the holiday season, and carving pumpkins turns into carving turkeys and decking the halls, we all need to be reminded and aware of the uninvited guest: Influenza.

Coun Tracey Dixon, lead member for independence and wellbeing, said: "Flu on top of existing health conditions increases the chance of serious health complications". The development of a universal vaccine is more challenging but it promises much greater results, and deserves more support.

"We are expecting influenza to pick up in November", Bolden said in the release, "and the peak is expected to last through February". And, as reminder, having received a flu shot in March 2018 has nothing to do with this season.

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