Myth #9 - Getting vaccinated is the only way I can prevent myself from getting the flu.
The shots at the drive-thru were convenient but not necessarily free.
The estimate that has been prepared by The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that in excess of 700,000 people had to get hospitalized with flu when it had struck previous year with influenza or pneumonia spreading like an epidemic for a period of 16 weeks at a stretch.
Flu vaccine seems more effective in women; men recover faster from the flu.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 16 weeks of non-stop flu season a year ago leading to 700,000 hospitalizations due to influenza as well as pneumonias that occurred as complications. That includes "all women who are pregnant, are considering pregnancy, are in the postpartum period, or are breastfeeding during the influenza season", the AAP advises.
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"The decision to have your child vaccinated against flu is yours of course, but we would like you to be fully informed of the advantages and disadvantages before making your decision once again this year".
According to the agency, an estimated 700,000 people were hospitalized with influenza or pneumonia over a 16-week period. But no matter how often people are reminded to get the vaccine, and how often healthcare professionals tell patients compelling reasons to get vaccinated, flu shots are always a hard sell.
Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nurse for England, said: "Faced with the worst flu season in a decade, NHS staff last winter did a remarkable job providing care for patients". Almost 80 percent of the children who died of flu a year ago for example, were not vaccinated against flu.
"While flu vaccine can vary in how well it works", last season's flu vaccine was estimated to be 40 percent effective, "flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications and prevents millions of flu illnesses and related doctors' visits and tens of thousands of hospitalizations".
Looking back at least year's flu season isn't easy for Lakeshore Health Partners family physician, Dr. Peter Christensen said.
According to recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics all eligible children should receive the flu shot and the spray mist is to be used only for children who refuse the shots or for paediatricians who have run out of the flu shots. Flu activity tends to pick up in October and November, and usually peaks between December and February. People who get the flu after getting the vaccine were likely infected before or directly after receiving the vaccine. About 2,000 USA adults were surveyed.