Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement

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"Perhaps the healthy adults are at a fairly small risk of getting a very very severe flu infection, but if they do get infected, they're potentially still infecting others".

So far, 134 people have been hospitalized because of the flu virus.

"The season hasn't begun to peak yet, and by getting your influenza vaccination now, you can protect yourself", said Broome County Public Health Nurse Marian Hollander.

Of course, the flu shot isn't ideal - the CDC says its effectiveness varies, generally reducing your risk by 40 to 60 percent. Health officials recommend that people be vaccinated by the end of October.

As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to NORC, which has conducted the National Immunization Survey for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2005.

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This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week and the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough is offering free flu shots at the Sulphur Springs Health Center. "And 79,000 people died - that's more than the average number of people who go to the Super Bowl every year". In addition, the Louisiana Department of Health is making flu shots available at parish health units to allow people an easy way to get flu shots at no cost to the patient.

"I'm very concerned about our vaccination rates for flu, especially among young children, which dropped 4 percent past year alone", said Dr. Levine.

As an indication of these misbeliefs, a recent study found that 43 percent of Americans, believe that the seasonal flu shot can give you the influenza virus. The highest rates of hospitalization were among adults 65 or older and children younger than 4; both age groups saw slightly more than 3 flu-related hospitalizations per 100,000 people. If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are in a high risk group, are very sick or anxious about your illness, contact your health care provider. That's not as high as the measles vaccine, but it still amounts to millions of cases of flu that should not have happened. "It can sometimes even lead to death".

More than 300 sites in Vermont offer flu vaccine, including supermarkets, pharmacies and health care providers.

Flu vaccines are not 100% effective, and sometimes the strain of flu circulating is not a flawless match for the flu strains in the flu vaccine.