The HSE has urged people who are in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza as quickly as possible as the flu season commences, especially as the vaccine can take up to two weeks to start working.
Flu vaccine is widely available in Clark County.
Queensland will also push for inclusion of the free flu vaccine for children under five years on the national immunisation program.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
Although flu shots have proven to be the best way to teach your immune system to fight back if exposed to the flu virus, many Hoosiers skip it.
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That is more than double the typical number of cases for this time of year.
The report does not give any indication of why so few employees are getting the flu shot, but it does say that the Region is meeting with senior hospital leadership to work towards improvements. "This strain often hits the elderly the hardest and puts them at high risk for complications such as pneumonia, hospitalizations, and even death", says Fraser Health medical health officer Dr. Aamir Bharmal. "Since the new flu recommendations for this year are essentially the same as last and the LAIV continues to not be recommended, this study is helpful and should encourage you to continue to get all your patients in for flu vaccine this year, just as you did last". We use our annual campaign to educate fred's customers on the importance of getting immunized and help them overcome misconceptions. If you feel like you are going to faint (it happens), you may want to lay down on an exam table to get your vaccine. Hand washing helps stop the spread of germs.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Both sites will offer walk-up vaccinations, while a drive-thru option will also be available at the Tustin site.
The flu shot provides protection from the influenza virus strains expected to be circulating this season based on worldwide trends identified by the World Health Organization.