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No, it isnt too late to get a flu shot

No, it isnt too late to get a flu shot

Flu activity is now widespread across Tennessee and the US, and everyone over the age of six months old that has not yet had a flu vaccination this flu season is urged to get one now, officials said. Randy Bergen, a pediatrician who is leading Kaiser Permanente-Northern California's anti-flu effort. It does awaken the body's immune system and you are likely to experience less severe symptoms with a shortened duration.

Meanwhile, flu cases are also widespread across the Northeast, and in Florida health workers are reporting a January surge in severe cases. Another influenza B virus subtype also is circulating, "and that's no fun, either", Bergen said. So far, 13 US kids have died from flu, Brammer said.

The same strain was primarily responsible for sickening more than 1,000 people in Australia, where health officials estimated that vaccines only prevented some 10 percent of strains.

There's been some concern both in the USA and Canada that this season's vaccine is not particularly effective against the H3N2 strain of influenza A, but state, county and national health experts still recommend a flu shot. In the US, it is 40 to 60 percent effective in an average season. I had questions about the vaccine and she had answers; most importantly, "No, the vaccine does not have a live strain". A handful of major pharmaceutical companies are supporting universal flu vaccine research, including GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Vaccines, a division of Johnson & Johnson, and Sanofi. Studies show that for children a shot can significantly reduce the risk of dying.

"Some protection is better than no protection", Bergen said, "but it's certainly disappointing to have a vaccine that's just not as effective as we'd like it to be".

The Public Health Agency of Canada says there were 11-thousand-277 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu across the country as of December 30th - with more than one thousand influenza-related hospitalizations and 34 deaths.

Shots may still be available from your doctor or local health clinic, as well as at some chain drugstores.

This year's level of flu outbreak is on track to be one of the most active, according to the CDC.

Other pupils and teachers who then catch the flu will spread it through their own families - which is why kids have the name "super-spreaders". That means washing your hands, using a hand sanitizer, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the inside of your arm.

Further complicating matters, many hospitals nationwide are struggling with a shortage of bags that contain fluids that deliver medicine to treat dehydrated patients, including flu patients.

The best thing to do in that situation, if you are sick, stay home. It's unclear how effective this year's vaccine will be, but the CDC has advised people to begin antiviral treatment as soon as possible with drugs like Tamiflu.

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