Madison County Health Department offering free flu shots

Research results encourage pregnant women to ...

A Florida child died due to flu-related illness during the week ended October 6, according to the state's Department of Health.

The child, who has not been identified, tested positive for Influenza B and was not vaccinated.

It was not clear whether the child did not get the flu shot on goal or whether the child had expected to receive it later in the season.

For the first time in five years, the Grundy County Health Department will hold a drive-through, flu shot clinic Wednesday, October 17 from 10 to 1 o'clock.

The health unit this week announced six community clinics, 33 Sarnia-Lambton pharmacies, and various primary care practitioners will be offering influenza inoculations soon.

The study, co-authored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found pregnant women who received the flu shot reduced their risk of being hospitalized due to the virus by "an average of 40 percent".

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Interested in Flu Season?

An estimated 80-thousand Americans died from the flu last season, which is the greatest number in one year, in the last four decades majority physicians are recommending to their patients. Those with medical conditions such as asthma, chronic lung or heart disease, diabetes and obesity are also at risk for flu complications, including pneumonia. "What happened previous year was one of the common A strains changed after the A strain was produced, so it was not as effective".

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It's the first reported pediatric death in Florida for the 2018-19 flu season.

The department says, the vaccine is the best defense against the flu. This changes annually, which, along with waning immunity, is why it's recommended that you get a flu shot every year.

Last flu season, 183 children in the US died from flu or flu-related causes. It is the most effective tool we have.

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