This season Ukraine is expected to the strain of influenza A (H3N2) Singapore, which is most unsafe for elderly people with chronic pathologies.
Last flu season broke state records.
Wake County has already had one flu-related death, that of Wake County school board member Kathy Hartenstine, 68, who unexpectedly died last month. Some evidence has also suggested that it can reduce the likelihood of getting a stroke.
Receiving those vaccinations, health care officials say, is very important when fighting the flu.
The United States saw a severe flu season in 2017-2018, considered to be the worst in a decade, causing high rates of flu illness and a spike in hospitalizations around the country. Even if you had your jab last year, you will need to have one again, because flu changes every year.
Now millions of doses of vaccine are waiting to be used for the protection of people. For most children, the flu vaccine is not usually an injection, just a quick and easy nasal spray.
In conjunction with vaccinations, the CDC recommends that individuals utilize everyday healthy and hygienic habits to prevent the spread of influenza.
Knowing what puts you at risk can help you take the proper steps to prevent getting the flu.
There are also two approved vaccinations administered without a needle. Both are available for people aged 18 years through 64 years.
The University of Minnesota community is gearing up for the approaching flu season.
Of North Carolina's flu victims previous year, 290 were age 65 and older, and seven were minors under the age 18.
Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, so it's really important we take the time to look after ourselves - and one of the best things we can do is get the flu jab.
"Although people will say, 'I got the flu vaccine and I got a runny nose, I had a cough, I had a fever, I had body aches, ' believe it or not, side effects like fever and body aches occur in less than 1 percent of people who get a flu shot", Dunn said. Even though many believe that the flu vaccine is often ineffective and can, it is still the against the virus. "So it makes sense, if you have the inspiration, ability and desire to be vaccinated against influenza", - said the doctors. Anything we can do to improve the quality of the vaccine, I think will lead to greater acceptance by the public and more enthusiasm on the part of the provider to actually get everybody vaccinated.
Tami Binger, BSN, CIC, in an infection preventionist at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
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