Although flu season has began, people should still get a flu vaccine before the flu begins spreading in the community.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, "We strongly encourage anyone who has not yet gotten the flu vaccine to get one immediately to combat this significant threat to public health". As the infection progresses, the body's immune system responds to fight the virus. The most recent death was in an adult over the age of 65. The flu causes US employees to miss approximately 17 million workdays, at an estimated $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity.
The influenza vaccine has been made easily accessible to everyone to ensure vaccination of as many people as possible. Instead, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
One reason for hospitalization can be pneumonia, which is a "very well-known complication of influenza", Bogoch said. A flu shot can lower a child's chance of dying from the flu by up to 60%.
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Officials say the number of people hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed flu was 363 this past week, a 41 percent increase over the previous week.
December 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Flu season is back, and it can cost USA businesses billions of dollars in sick days and lost productivity if not carefully managed in an office environment or workplace.
Family Pharmacy now has a few doses on hand of the high dose vaccine, but has more on order.
The Department of Health has launched the New York State Flu Tracker, which is an easy to understand source of influenza data.
"We are happy to help anybody we can", Haeggquist said.