Flu season is here; now's the time to get vaccinated

Flu Shots sign. Getty Images

Flu Shots sign. Getty Images

Adult flu deaths are not tracked.

Medical providers say many people's misconceptions about the flu vaccine - including the belief it will give them the flu - may keep them from getting the shot. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications. Still, 25 percent is better than zero protection, right? Foods like peanuts, citrus fruits, and vegetables all contain the important vitamins you need to stay healthy.

It eclipses the estimates for every flu season going back to the winter of 1976-1977.

AMAC suggests that the "myths" about the flu shot may have something to do with it.

According to the CDC, potential flu vaccine side effects can include soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given, a low-grade fever, and aches. A new vaccine must be designed every year to best match influenza viruses circulating in the previous season.

Helping to spread the message to get a flu shot is the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics.

Those seniors who received the high dose vaccine "had 24% fewer influenza infections as compared to those who received the standard dose flu vaccine". It is the first line of defense in treating the flu. Only people with severe, life-threatening allergies to the vaccine or any of its ingredients should avoid the shot.

Cindy Volanti, human resources manager, told commissioners that the county has always provided the shots to retirees and part-time employees who do not have insurance through the county.

More news: Rockies take NL wild-card game in the 13th
More news: Days before trade deal, Trump said Canada’s foreign minister ‘hates America’
More news: Primera Air's sudden shutdown leaves thousands of travellers stranded at airports

Faculty and staff also have the opportunity to get vaccinated at the Wellness Expo, scheduled for 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. on October 30.

For more information on the upcoming flu season and to find out where you can get a flu shot, head to the Texas Flu website. The problem is that coming to class when you're sick means the recovery process is hindered and other people will be exposed to the possibility of falling sick.

However, stocking vaccines on-site in prenatal clinics is the best way to ensure that all pregnant women are vaccinated and reduce the incidence of pertussis among infants too young to be vaccinated, say these researchers. So many people caught the flu that some hospitals and pharmacies across the US ran out of antiviral drugs, Alabama declared a state of emergency and a school district in Arkansas closed all 10 of its schools.

Students can start combating the flu before they even get it.

Pregnant women should get offered the flu jab by their midwife. This year's flu shot does look promising though.

You are only entitled to a flu jab if you are in one of the groups outlined as vulnerable to the flu by the NHS regardless of if you have a cold. It does take one to two weeks for your immune system to protect you from the flu. Available vaccines target the spikes on the virus's outer shell, which are the parts that mutate the fastest.

The vaccine is considered the best available tool in fighting flu, but it's not flawless.

Recommended News

  • Donald Trump: 'Scary time for young men' in US

    She said she was able to get away and run into the bathroom after Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh, knocking them off the bed. Kavanaugh has emphatically denied Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a gathering when they were teens.
    'Very scary time for young men in America'

    'Very scary time for young men in America'

    Ford identified Judge as a witness to the alleged assault. "He apologized to Amy Klobuchar for snapping at her", Graham said. Judge's interview started but "has not been completed", his attorney said in a statement quoted by Fox News.

    Molitor fired as Twins manager

    Executives often prefer to pick their own managers, though, and Falvey and Levine will now undertake that task. After the Twins went 85-77 and reached the wild card game, Molitor was given a new three-year contract.
  • Oil near 4-year high as Washington’s Iran sanctions loom

    Oil near 4-year high as Washington’s Iran sanctions loom

    Iranian crude and condensate exports declined to their lowest in 2 1/2 years before the impending return of US sanctions. USA officials have been working with refiners in Asia to find replacements or Iranian oil.
    Even in new trade deal, US plays hardball with China

    Even in new trade deal, US plays hardball with China

    They have to keep us happy , because they understand that we're wise to what's been happening", Trump claimed on Monday. Trump said that "tariff king" India on its own has reached out to the United States to make a trade deal.
    Palestinians in West Bank strike over Israel's nation law

    Palestinians in West Bank strike over Israel's nation law

    The number of Arabs in that territory reaches approximately 1.8 million citizens, representing 20 percent of the total population. It speaks of Israel as the historic homeland of the Jews and says they have a "unique" right to self-determination there.
  • Chuck Schumer, Democrats want Kavanaugh's Federal Bureau of Investigation report to become public

    Deborah Ramirez , who said Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party, is also understood to have now been interviewed. The stakes are high because Kavanaugh's confirmation would consolidate conservative control of the Supreme Court .

    Champions League: Manchester City eyeing to open their account

    This week they get a team that has failed to get off to a good start in the Bundesliga losing three of their first six matches. Referee Damir Skomina did not award the spot kick.
    One-game tiebreaker numbers and notes

    One-game tiebreaker numbers and notes

    It worked out for Roberts, the Dodgers ended up beating the Giants 15-0 while Hill went seven innings allowing only two hits. The NL Central and NL West champions will be decided Monday afternoon with a pair of tiebreaker games.
  • Trump Administration: Russian Transfer of S-300s to Syria a ‘Serious Escalation’

    Trump Administration: Russian Transfer of S-300s to Syria a ‘Serious Escalation’

    Earlier in the war, Russian Federation had suspended the delivery of S-300s, which Israel feared Syria could use against it. In New York this week, Netanyahu vowed to continue "to act to prevent the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria".

    Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution

    The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences , honoring the man who endowed the five Nobel Prizes, will be revealed Monday. Strickland had worked with the third victor , Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and the University of MI .

    After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

    And in an apparent swipe at all of Kavanaugh's accusers, he declared: "These are really evil people". Trump said, echoing a question Ford was asked by the committee.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.