The figures show that about 62 percent of children between the ages of 6 months and 17 years last season, better than the national rate of 57.9 percent.
Regardless, Parker recommends that everyone visit the health unit at any time during the flu season to get their flu vaccine amid some warnings that the flu virus is expected to be worse this year than in previous ones.
Young children and senior citizens were hit the hardest by the flu. Last year, for example, it provided 90% protection against one of the strains of flu. The "trivalent" vaccine protects against two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B. The quadrivalent protects against two influenza A and two influenza B strains.
"Last season illustrated what every public health official knows-influenza can be serious in people of all ages, even in the healthiest children and adults", says U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
"I'm exhausted of hearing people say, 'Well, I didn't get sick and I didn't get the flu shot.' Or, 'I don't like it, my arm hurts, '" said Adams.
"We don't know what's going to happen, but we're seeing more encouraging signs than we were early previous year", Jernigan said. The flu can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other deadly complications.
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In recent years, flu-related deaths have ranged from about 12,000 to 56,000. While most health insurance plans cover the cost of flu vaccines, costs at pharmacies shouldn't be more than $25 or $35, Haupt said.
The agency estimates that the 2017-2018 vaccine, despite offering only 40 percent protection, prevented 5.3 million illnesses and 85,000 hospitalizations.
How are you going to help prevent yourself from getting the flu this year? "We lost 80,000 people a year ago to the flu". Now it will last the entire flu season. During most influenza seasons, about 80 percent of reported pediatric deaths occur in children who have not been fully vaccinated against flu.
While vomiting, diarrhea, and being nauseous or "sick to your stomach" can sometimes be related to the flu - more commonly in children than adults - these problems are rarely the main symptoms of influenza.
Ask your doctor about getting a flu vaccine.
And for people who don't like needles, the nasal spray vaccine is available this year.
Still, even the relatively weak flu shot probably saved many lives, CDC experts say, so everyone should avail themselves of the shot again this season.