"As we've seen from past year, the flu can be very deadly", said Mary Kay Foster, IU Health's special pathogens program manager. You don't want someone in the household who is elderly or immunocompromised getting it, you don't a woman who is pregnant getting it.
The flu vaccine past year was only about 40 percent effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Jonathan LaPook joined "CBS This Morning" to talk about the importance of the flu shot and to administer some to our very own Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King. But this simply isn't the case, and with less than half of the adult population in the USA getting vaccinated each flu season - which coincides with the holiday season and cold weather - there's a good chance you're going to get sick.
Misinformation about the flu shot is increasingly causing people to question its value.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs, causing mild to severe illness, and, as previously stated, even death.
3. How does the vaccine work? 2017Health Department data show that only 44 percent of people 18 years and older got the flu shot in 2017, and one-third of children under 5 were not vaccinated during the 2017-18. These antibodies provide protection against the virus. The CDC gathers information on the influenza virus every year and based on that information makes a determination on what strains to focus on for the vaccine. I got influenza after a flu shot maybe two years ago. If you're prone to stress, finding ways to manage its effects - such as incorporating mindfulness meditation into your daily routine, and making sure you're practicing self-care like eating well and sleeping - can help make you more resilient against illnesses like the flu. The NHS flu vaccine is available free to all pregnant women in Wales at their GP surgery or community pharmacy. Flu shot: soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given, fever (low grade), aches Nasal spray: runny nose, wheezing, headache, vomiting, muscle aches, fever.
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No it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza.
This year for the first time two different flu vaccines are available depending on whether patients are under or over 65.
"This year, for the first time, we are introducing a new vaccine for those aged 65 and over which will more effectively boost the immune system of older people, so that they are better protected". We do have some medicines that can help fight a virus, though. This prophetic song predicted the protective benefits of the flu shot against heart disease more than 30 years before researchers would arrive at the same conclusion.
See the HealthMap Vaccine Finder for administration sites near you. "Flu vaccines are available across the city and easy to find at local pharmacies".
"It is very serious, particularly for the most vulnerable", she said. The vaccine is not full proof but it is the best way to protect against flu infection.